CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'

Commonly known as California lilac, Carmel ceanothus, Redroot

Strong blue
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long, grey-hairy beneath.
  • Blue
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Vigorous shrub
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    With shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

CEANOTHUS griseus 'Yankee Point'

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Makes an outstanding specimen fan-trained against a wall. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    USA (California). Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Large, rounded lateral and terminal panicles to 7cm (2¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    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
90cm (36in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  3m (10ft)

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