CEANOTHUS

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    fast growing and some shortlived
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Grown for their dense bunches of small blue, pink or white flowers.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
    With shelter from cold winds.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    will reach a greater height if grown against a wall. Wildlife plant - insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Mexico to Guatemala, western North America - particularly California.
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile well drained soil
    Tolerates all
    Can be lime tolerant but leaves may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
Ceanothus - Growing Guide

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CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

Catalina ceanothus, Catalina mountain lilac

largest blue

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Autumnal Blue'

CEANOTHUS 'Autumnal Blue'

California lilac, Redroot

sky blue flowers, glossy foliage

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Blue Mound'

CEANOTHUS 'Blue Mound'

California lilac, Redroot

dense clusters of bright blue flowers

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Blue Sapphire

CEANOTHUS 'Blue Sapphire

California lilac, Redroot

beautiful deep blue flowers and a spreading habit

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Burkwoodii'

CEANOTHUS 'Burkwoodii'

California lilac, Redroot

bright blue

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Cascade'

CEANOTHUS 'Cascade'

California lilac, Redroot

deep blue

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Concha'

CEANOTHUS 'Concha'

California lilac, Redroot

deepest blue California lilac. A most striking plant

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Dark Star'

CEANOTHUS 'Dark Star'

California lilac, Redroot

small ovate leaves and honey scented deep purplish-blue flowers

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Delight'

CEANOTHUS 'Delight'

California lilac, Redroot

dark blue flowers in terminal and lateral panicles

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Gloire de Versailles'

CEANOTHUS 'Gloire de Versailles'

California lilac, Redroot

pale blue, deciduous

 
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CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Emily Brown'

CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Emily Brown'

Point Reyes ceanothus, Redroot

small toothed leaves and indigo flowers. Prostrate habit

 
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'

CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'

California lilac, Carmel ceanothus, Redroot

strong blue

 
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CEANOTHUS impressus 'Puget Blue'

CEANOTHUS impressus 'Puget Blue'

California lilac, Redroot, Santa Barbara ceanothus

bright blue flowers, upright growing

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Marie Simon'

CEANOTHUS 'Marie Simon'

California lilac, Redroot

bushy, deciduous shrub with frothy, pink flowers

 
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CEANOTHUS 'Perle Rose'

CEANOTHUS 'Perle Rose'

California lilac, Redroot

profuse bright rose-pink flowers, deciduous

 
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens

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

 
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'

California lilac, Redroot

upright, rounded shrub with fragrant white flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

Blueblossom, California lilac

deep blue flowers over a long period from spring to summer

 
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