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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
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - glossy, mid-green leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Blue
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - flowers in lateral and terminal panicles.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • 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.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - USA (coastal northern California).
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • 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
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Ceanothus - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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