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Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' (Californian lilac 'Autumnal blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Autumnal blue'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumnal Blue' _ 'Autumnal Blue' is a medium-sized evergreen with compact long trusses of blue flowers.


Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Honey fungus Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 after flowering. Mulch and feed after pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' (Californian lilac 'Autumnal blue') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Autumnal blue'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumnal Blue' _ 'Autumnal Blue' is a medium-sized evergreen with compact long trusses of blue flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 after flowering. Mulch and feed after pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' (Californian lilac 'Autumnal blue') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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