Snowbrush Ceanothus, Buck Brush, Red Root, Tobacco Brush Ceanothus velutinus

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Botanical Name:

Ceanothus velutinus

Family:

Rhamnaceae

Genus:

Ceanothus

Species:

velutinus

Common Name:

Snowbrush Ceanothus, Buck Brush, Red Root, Tobacco Brush

Seeds Per Pound:
96,596
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
103
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
9-12 feet
Collection Locale:
Utah
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.03 lb
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  • Ceanothus velutinus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Ceanothus velutinus is a species of shrub in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae , known by the common names Red Root , Snowbrush Ceanothus and Tobacco Brush . It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Colorado , where it grows in several habitat types including coniferous forest , chaparral , and various types of woodland. It grows up to 4 meters tall but generally remains under three, and forms colonies of individuals which tangle together to form nearly impenetrable thickets. The aromatic evergreen leaves are alternately arranged, each up to 8 centimeters long. more...
* All parts of the plant are rich in saponins - when crushed and mixed with water they produce a good lather which is an effective and gentle soap. This soap is very good at removing dirt, though it does not remove oils very well. This means that when used on the skin it will not remove the natural body oils, but nor will it remove engine oil etc. The flowers are a very good source, when used as a body soap they leave behind a pleasant perfume on the skin. more...
[ edit ] Description Ceanothus velutinus grows up to 4 meters tall but generally remains under three, and forms colonies of individuals which tangle together to form nearly impenetrable thickets. [ 1 ] The aromatic evergreen leaves are alternately arranged, each up to 8 centimeters long. The leaves are oval in shape with minute glandular teeth along the edges, and shiny green and hairless on the top surface.The plentiful inflorescences are long clusters of white flowers. The fruit is a three-lobed capsule a few millimeters long which snaps open explosively to expel the three seeds onto the soil, where they may remain in a buried seed bank for well over 200 years before sprouting. [ 1 ] The seed is coated in a very hard outer layer that must be scarified , generally by wildfire , before it can germinate . [ 1 ] Like most other Ceanothus , this species fixes nitrogen via actinomycetes on its roots. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Ceanothus velutinus is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in). It is hardy to zone 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires dry or moist soil.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov