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
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their dense bunches of small blue, pink or white flowers. 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
    Fertile well drained soil
    Free draining sandy soil
  • 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 '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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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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.
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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

 
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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 'Italian Skies'

CEANOTHUS 'Italian Skies'

California lilac, Redroot

sky blue flowers with dainty foliage

 
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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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