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
  • 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

CERATOSTIGMA 'Summer Skies'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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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