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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

Commonly known as Blueblossom, California lilac

Deep blue flowers over a long period from spring to summer
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oblong-elliptic, finely-toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Blue
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy shrub
  • 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)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds.

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Profuse, open, lateral and terminal panicles 6-8cm (2½-3in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Ceanothus - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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