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CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Emily Brown'

Commonly known as Point Reyes ceanothus, Redroot



Small toothed leaves and indigo flowers. Prostrate habit
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - small, dark-green, strongly-toothed leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Blue - indigo
  • Height - 1m (3ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - flowers in rounded, terminal cymes to 5cm (2in) across.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - prostrate or decumbent (growing close to ground but, usually, with upward-growing tips).
  • 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 - with shelter from cold winds. Most do well trained against a wall.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - USA (Californian coast). Garden origin.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Tolerates all - can be lime tolerant but leaves may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Ceanothus - Growing Guide
1m (3ft)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  4m (13ft)
 

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