The dark star California lilac is especially suited for coastal gardens. Leaves are small and deep green. In early spring, this shrub erupts in grape bubblegum purple buds, followed by vibrant blue flowers. Fast growing and upright, it is perfect for an informal hedge or screen.
From HOT COLOR, DRY GARDEN: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener by Nan Sterman.