Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus Var. Repens


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Common Name: Creeping Blue Blossom
Size: 3 litre
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This plant has won a RHS award

3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: May – June
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 1 – 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 2 – 4m

Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus Var. Repens,  Orginating from the States,  mainly California and Mexico, hense the more commonly known name Californican Lilac or ‘Creeping Blue Blossom’ is a spreading, low growing or mound forming, bushy evergreen shrub with finely toothed dark green, glossy leaves, useful for creating ground cover and there-fore ideal for planting along a bank or the front of the border.  From May through to June fluffy powdery blue flowers are produced creating a soft hazy appearance, highly attractive to the wild-life. Also suitable for coastal planting schemes.

Looking After Your Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus Var. Repens

An easy to grow mound forming shrub, preferring a sunny, south or westerly facing location and planted in a fertile, well drained soil. Although generally maintenance free any pruning required to prevent over-crowding or spreading too far, should be done after flowering, when a good feed of a general purpose fertilizer may also be applied. Protection from very cold, drying winds is also preferred.

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