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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens
Commonly known as California lilac, Creeping blueblossom, Redroot
Vigorous low spreading habit and terminal clusters of light or darker blue flowers. Ideal for growing on a bank or in coastal conditions
- Design your own garden: The coastal or windswept garden
- Plants by colour: Blue
- Plants for specific locations: Coastal and Windswept Locations – Coastal Plants
- Plants for specific locations: Ground Cover Plants
- Rabbit Resistant Plants: Shrubs
- Shade Loving Plants: Ground Cover
- Plants beginning with 'C'
- Search Caerhays Garden Diary for more info & pictures
Good to know - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - honey fungus.
Place of Origin - USA (coastal northern California).
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Height - 1m (36in)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Dwarf Shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - flowers in lateral and terminal panicles.
Evergreen - glossy, mid-green leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
Ground Cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
Full Sun - with shelter from cold winds. Most do well trained against a wall.
fertile well drained soil
No Preference - can be lime tolerant but leaves may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams