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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

Buy Varieties of CEANOTHUS

CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Catalina ceanothus, Catalina mountain lilac.
Largest blue
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Autumnal Blue'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Autumnal Blue'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Sky blue flowers, glossy foliage
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Blue Mound'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Blue Mound'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Dense clusters of bright blue flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Blue Sapphire

CEANOTHUS 'Blue Sapphire  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Beautiful deep blue flowers and a spreading habit
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS 'Burkwoodii'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Burkwoodii'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Bright blue
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS 'Cascade'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Cascade'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Deep blue
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Concha'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Concha'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Deepest blue California lilac. A most striking plant
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Dark Star'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Dark Star'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Small ovate leaves and honey scented deep purplish-blue flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Delight'

CEANOTHUS 'Delight'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Dark blue flowers in terminal and lateral panicles
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS 'Gloire de Versailles'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Gloire de Versailles'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Pale blue, deciduous
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Emily Brown'

CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Emily Brown'  >


Commonly known as: Point Reyes ceanothus, Redroot.
Small toothed leaves and indigo flowers. Prostrate habit
 
£14.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'

CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Carmel ceanothus, Redroot.
Strong blue
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS impressus 'Puget Blue'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS impressus 'Puget Blue'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot, Santa Barbara ceanothus.
Bright blue flowers, upright growing
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Marie Simon'

CEANOTHUS 'Marie Simon'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Bushy, deciduous shrub with frothy, pink flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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CEANOTHUS 'Perle Rose'   AWARD

CEANOTHUS 'Perle Rose'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Profuse bright rose-pink flowers, deciduous
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens  AWARD

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens  >


Commonly known as: 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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individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'  >


Commonly known as: California lilac, Redroot.
Upright, rounded shrub with fragrant white flowers
 
£16.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  AWARD

CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  >


Commonly known as: Blueblossom, California lilac.
Deep blue flowers over a long period from spring to summer
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
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