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Ceanothus - 'Skylark' (Californian Lilac, Ceanothus)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Light blue Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Ceanothus Description

This medium sized Ceanothus is a dense growing evergreen shrub that bears clusters of light blue flowers in early summer. Dense dark green foliage is attractive all Year round. Good for planting in a mixed border in full sun. 2m tall by 2m spread.


Ceanothus - Cultivation Notes

Ceanothus will tolerate a wide range of soil types as long as they are well drained. For best results plant in a warm sheltered spot full sun and make best use of this tough plant by using it in hot dry problem spots where it will flourish in the poorest of soils. Ceanothus do not appreciate the cold or shade. Prune lightly to shape in early Spring.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Ceanothus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Ceanothus:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
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