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Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese Plumbago, Ceratostigma)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ceratostigma willmottianum Description

Certatostigma is a low growing and spreading sub shrub that produces masses of mid blue flowers in late summer. Foliage turns red in autumn then dies back, re-growing each year from the ground. Best at front of bed or amongst mixed among low growing herbaceous plants in full sun.


Ceratostigma willmottianum - Cultivation Notes

Plumbago does best in a sheltered spot in full sun, requiring a well drained soil and being well suited to drier soils such as chalk. Ceratostigmas spreading habit makes it great as ground cover in a problematic hot dry spot. 30cm by 45cm spread


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Ceratostigma willmottianum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
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Common Missspellings: Seritostigmer, Cerritostigmer

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