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Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis Plant Care Reminders

Carmel creeper ceanothus

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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

In both coastal and inland climates of Southern California, the various cultivated forms of Carmel Creeper make good low water use large scale ground covers in soils that drain well and are not too heavy, with coastal climates being ideal. They do need regular watering until they become established, and regular but less frequent water after that.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    April
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    May
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate by softwood cuttings of firm young growth.
    June
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Prune

    Prune after bloom to control size, but do not prune heavily.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    4. Propagate

    Propagate by softwood cuttings of firm young growth.
    July
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    August
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    September
    1. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer, and water in well.
    4. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
    December
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.
    3. Water

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    February

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    March

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    October

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    November

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    December

    Buy healthy, vigorous gallon-size plants from nurseries.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    February

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    March

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    October

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    November

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    December

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, allowing plenty of room for plants to spread. Plants establish best when nurtured by winter rains.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    October

    Fertilize lightly with a balanced fertilizer, and water in well.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    February

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    March

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    April

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    May

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    June

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    July

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    August

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    September

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    October

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    November

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    December

    Water young plants regularly and deeply during dry periods, and established plants once a week to twice a month. Plants need more frequent watering in hot climates.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    June

    Prune after bloom to control size, but do not prune heavily.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    March

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    April

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    May

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    June

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    July

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    August

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    September

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    October

    Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    May

    Propagate by softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

    June

    Propagate by softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

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