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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.
EvergreenGreen splash in the centre of the leaf fades as leaf becomes yellow as season progresses.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightFast-growing, arching shrub. Sparsely flowering.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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 sunWith shelter from cold winds. Most do well trained against a wall.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowC. 'Pershore Zanzibar'. Wildlife plant - insectsPests & Diseaseshoney fungus.Place of originGarden origin. Selection from Pershore Hort. College. UK.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilTolerates allCan be lime tolerant but leaves may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils.
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
CEANOTHUS 'Autumnal Blue'
CEANOTHUS arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'
Buy Varieties of CEANOTHUS
sky blue flowers, glossy foliage
dense clusters of bright blue flowers
beautiful deep blue flowers and a spreading habit
deepest blue California lilac. A most striking plant
small ovate leaves and honey scented deep purplish-blue flowers
dark blue flowers in terminal and lateral panicles
pale blue, deciduous
small toothed leaves and indigo flowers. Prostrate habit
bright blue flowers, upright growing
sky blue flowers with dainty foliage
bushy, deciduous shrub with frothy, pink flowers
profuse bright rose-pink flowers, deciduous
vigorous low spreading habit and terminal clusters of light or darker blue flowers. Ideal for growing on a bank or in coastal conditions
upright, rounded shrub with fragrant white flowers
deep blue flowers over a long period from spring to summer