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Ceratostigma willmottianum - 'Forest Blue' (Plumbago, Ceratostigma)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading ground hugging
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Light blue Flowers (Summer late), Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Ceratostigma willmottianum Description

Ceratostigma is classified as a sub-shrub - this being a compact low growing partially woody shrub that acts almost like a herbaceous plant. This variety produces mass of light blue repeat blossom that lasts well into the autumn, providing a rich source of nectar for feeding insects. Its low spreading habit makes it great as ground cover amongst rock plants in a tough sunny dry spot. 30cm by 45cm spread


Ceratostigma willmottianum - Cultivation Notes

Plumbago requires a sheltered sunny location in any well drained soil to really deliver. It will grow in cooler semi shade but flower production is much reduced. Plumbago is well suited to drier soils such as chalk.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Ceratostigma willmottianum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

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Common Missspellings: Seratostimer, Ceratostimore, Cerratostigma

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