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Ceanothus azureus (Californian lilac)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus azureus

Other names

Californian lilac

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Species

C. azureus - C. azureus is a large evergreen shrub with small dark-green, ovate leaves. In summer it bears many small panicles of bright blue flowers.


Ceanothus azureus is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Flower

Bright-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Honey fungus Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceanothus azureus (Californian lilac) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, 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 azureus

Other names

Californian lilac

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Species

C. azureus - C. azureus is a large evergreen shrub with small dark-green, ovate leaves. In summer it bears many small panicles of bright blue flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense


Colour

Flower

Bright-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceanothus azureus (Californian lilac) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, 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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feb 2012 (05/05/2012)

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