Rhamnaceae, Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’, Small Leaf Mt. Lilac
This is one of my favorite Ceanothus varieties, called ‘Julia Phelps’, originally thought to have originated from a seedling hybrid of Ceanothus roweanus and C. impressus.
Here’s a closer photo showing more detailed of the dark green, crinkly leaves and buds. I’ll follow this post up with photos of the flowers when they emerge in a few days.