California Lilac (Ceanothus shrub). Evergreen & drought-tolerant. Profuse, richly colored blue to purple flowers (depending on variety) bloom over lush foliage. Attracts butterflies to the garden. Outstanding as a landscape accent, screen or wind break. >>Already know they grow well in my area.
Native Plant Spotlight: Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ – California Lilac Dark Star "8' high & 6' wide, becoming tree-like with age. 'Dark Star' looks particularly striking when planted adjacent to grey foliage or white flowers, & is better suited to coastal gardens than inland areas. A wonderful habitat plant for butterflies, hummingbirds, & quail, Ceonothus are drought tolerant, clay tolerant, deer resistant, FRAGRANT, & EASY. Once established, no summer water is required."
Ceanothus ‘Concha’ - concha ceanothus. California native plant; one of the best California lilacs for the garden with dark-green leaves all year; showy, deep blue flowers with reddish bracts bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.