AWARD

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
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CEANOTHUS thyrsiflorus var repens

 
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  • 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.
    Low, spreading habit
  • 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).
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - lateral and terminal panicles 3-8cm (1¼-3in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate 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
    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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