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Commonly known as California lilac, Redroot
Genus of about 55 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs mostly from western North America, centring on California, but also from eastern America and Mexico.
Seeds can remain dormant for centuries and in nature the hard coats rely on fire for germination.
All are attractive to bees.
Deciduousfast growing and some shortlived
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightGrown for their dense bunches of small blue, pink or white flowers.
Full sunWith shelter from cold winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowwill reach a greater height if grown against a wall. Wildlife plant - insects.Pests & Diseaseshoney fungus.Place of originMexico to Guatemala, western North America - particularly California.
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingFertile well drained soilTolerates allCan be lime tolerant but leaves may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils.
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
Buy Varieties of CEANOTHUS
sky blue flowers, glossy foliage
dense clusters of bright blue flowers
beautiful deep blue flowers and a spreading habit
deepest blue California lilac. A most striking plant
small ovate leaves and honey scented deep purplish-blue flowers
dark blue flowers in terminal and lateral panicles
pale blue, deciduous
small toothed leaves and indigo flowers. Prostrate habit
bright blue flowers, upright growing
bushy, deciduous shrub with frothy, pink flowers
profuse bright rose-pink flowers, deciduous
vigorous low spreading habit and terminal clusters of light or darker blue flowers. Ideal for growing on a bank or in coastal conditions
upright, rounded shrub with fragrant white flowers
deep blue flowers over a long period from spring to summer