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Fire rated trees
Courtesy of the  
LA county Fire, Lake Hughs Nursery

Big Pod Ceanothus
Ceanothus megacarpus

Big Pod Ceanothus

Ceanothus megacarpus
Evergreen shrub 3 to 12 feet tall with grayish
brown or reddish bark. Young branchlets
have fine stiff hairs.

Shape/Size
Evergreen shrub 3 to 12 feet tall with grayish brown or reddish bark. Young branchlets
have fine stiff hairs.

Leaves
Leathery, with smooth margins sometimes rolled under at edges. Dull green and smooth above, grayish white fine hairs below. 1/4 to 3/4 inch long.

Flower/Fruit
Flowers are white, growing in clusters blooming January to April. Fruit is a large capsule with small horns.

Range ,
Grows near the coast below 2,000 feet in coastal sage scrub and chaparral plant communities.

Flammability - Moderate.

Maintenance
Has significant wildlife value. Recommend keeping plants in all but dense stands as a native ornamental for wildlife and erosion control. Remove dead material, lift off the ground, and light pruning to enhance open structure. Remove competing vegetation to maintain open spacing.
 
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