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Ceanothus veitchianus

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourBlue shades
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Ceanothus veitchianus. A evergreen spreading branched shrub native to California in the USA. Grows to a height of 3 m. Triangular leaves are small, veined and sharply toothed. Profuse pale lilac-blue flowers are borne in cyme clusters.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

United States (California)

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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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