Native to Idaho, this ceanothus has fragrant white flowers, thrives in dry open areas. The stems are purplish-red. Drought tolerant. Attracts birds and bees, is a larval host for the swallowtail butterfly.
This plant has a fire-resistance score of 4, meaning it should be planted 70 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/