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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Californian lilac

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.5m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens (Californian lilac). In late spring and early summer, round clusters of light blue flowers are borne with broadly oval, dark green, glossy leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, hedging, border, ground cover. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This shrub will prefer full sun and will grow in any average soil.

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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