Buck Brush, Snowbrush Ceanothus, Red Root, Tobacco Brush Ceanothus velutinus
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Buck Brush, Snowbrush Ceanothus, Red Root, Tobacco Brush
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Soak in hot tap water.
cold stratify for 60 days.
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...