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Ceanothus griseus ‘Yankee Point’

Californian lilac

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPale to dark blue
  • Leaf ColourGlossy medium green

Description

Ceanothus griseus ‘Yankee Point’ (Californian lilac). This species is an evergreen shrub. The leaves are ovate, alternate and open glossy dark green. The flowers will bloom in pale to dark blue blooms in late spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Grown for their small but densely clustered, mainly blue flowers. Attractive to bees.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil with full sun and you will need to shelter from strong wind.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in an open frame in the autumn, or by semi-ripe cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for honey fungus.

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