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Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' (California lilac 'Blue Cushion')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

Other names

California lilac 'Blue Cushion'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Cushion' _ 'Blue Cushion' is a compact, mound-forming, spreading, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, wavy-margined, dark green leaves and panicles of blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Spreading

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

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

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' (California lilac 'Blue Cushion') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Will need protection in cold winters.

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.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

Other names

California lilac 'Blue Cushion'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Cushion' _ 'Blue Cushion' is a compact, mound-forming, spreading, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, wavy-margined, dark green leaves and panicles of blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

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

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' (California lilac 'Blue Cushion') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Will need protection in cold winters.

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.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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