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Creeping Blue Californian Lilac PlantsCreeping Blue Californian Lilac PlantsCeanothus repens

Creeping Blue Californian Lilac Plants

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

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Creeping Californian Lilac

  • Evergreen shrub.
  • Not suitable for clipped, formal hedging.
  • Good backdrop or wall shrub for sunny borders.
  • Clusters of small blue flowers May - June
  • Any well-drained soil except chalk
  • Max. Height x Spread: 1.5m x 4m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot-Grown: Year Round Delivery
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Description

Ceanothus repens, Creeping Californian Lilac Plants

Clusters of small blue flowers Apr - June. Evergreen, not suitable for clipped hedging, good as a wall shrub at the back of sunny borders, to 1.5m tall by 4m wide.

Ceanothus plants are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

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Features:

  • Evergreen shrub.
  • Not suitable for clipped, formal hedging.
  • Good backdrop or wall shrub for sunny borders.
  • Clusters of small blue flowers May - June
  • Any well-drained soil except chalk
  • Max. Height x Spread: 1.5m x 4m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot-Grown: Year Round Delivery

Growing Ceanothus repens

Ceanothus are sun lovers and thrive against a sheltered South or West-facing wall. They need a well-drained but moist soil, ideally neutral to acidic; mildly alkaline is fine, but they are not suitable for chalk. Clay is good on a slope, brow of a hill, or other location that doesn't hold water in winter.

Their hardiness is rated H4, which means they will be fine in most places outside the coldest regions, as long as they are sheltered from cold, drying winds. Ceanothus don't respond well to hard pruning, so go gently.

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