CERATOSTIGMA 'Summer Skies'

Commonly known as Shrubby plumbago

Pale blue flowers on red stems from late summer to autumn. Excellent autumn colour as leaves turn red

CERATOSTIGMA 'Summer Skies'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Deciduous
    Leathery, pointed, bristly, red-edged leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • Blue
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Creeping, wiry stems
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew
  • Place of origin
    garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Obovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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75cm (30in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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