Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
Valued for its compact habit and late flowering, clusters of dark blue flowers appear as other ceanothus are finishing their show. 4 - 5 ft. tall and 6 - 7 ft. wide with shiny evergreen foliage. This would be a ceanothus to try in hot areas as well. Shrubby ceanothus provide seeds eaten by bushtits, mockingbirds, quail and finches, as well as cover for birds.