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Ceanothus ‘Southmead’

Californian lilac

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRich blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ceanothus ‘Southmead’ (Californian lilac). This shrub produces small, glossy, dark green, oblong leaves. In late spring and early summer, cymes of rich blue flowers appear.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W.Canada, United States and Mexico

Interest and use

Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost to half hardy; in cold areas you should plant against a south or west facing wall. They will need a sheltered site in full sun and light well drained soil. Remember to cut out the dead wood from the evergreens in the spring and trim their side shoots after flowering. Cut back shoots of deciduous species to basal framework in early spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by greenwood or heel cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to honey fungus and scale insects.

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