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Ceanothus gloriosus

Point Reyes creeper

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourBlue purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ceanothus gloriosus (Point Reyes creeper). A low, dense, evergreen shrub native to California. Bears dark green, oblong to elliptic, toothed and opposite leaves. Blue-purple flowers are borne in cymes in late spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Central Californian coast of the USA

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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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