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Ceanothus 'Dark Star' (Californian lilac 'Dark Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Dark Star'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dark Star' _ 'Dark Star' is a mid-sized, spreading, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears fragrant, deep-blue/purple flowers in spring.


Ceanothus 'Dark Star' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are honey-scented.

Habit

Arching, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Deep-blue, Purple in Spring

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 'Dark Star' (Californian lilac 'Dark Star') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Dark Star'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dark Star' _ 'Dark Star' is a mid-sized, spreading, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears fragrant, deep-blue/purple flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are honey-scented.

Habit

Arching, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Deep-blue, Purple in Spring

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 'Dark Star' (Californian lilac 'Dark Star') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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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