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Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise' (Carmel creeper 'Silver Surprise' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise'

Other names

Carmel creeper 'Silver Surprise'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Surprise' _ 'Silver Surprise' is an evergreen, low growing shrub with striking, creamy-white, irregular variegation along the margins of the green, glossy leaves and is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in late spring.


Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

sweet smelling

Habit

Dense, Prostrate

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Glaucous, White in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Honey fungus Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise' (Carmel creeper 'Silver Surprise' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position.

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 griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise'

Other names

Carmel creeper 'Silver Surprise'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Surprise' _ 'Silver Surprise' is an evergreen, low growing shrub with striking, creamy-white, irregular variegation along the margins of the green, glossy leaves and is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in late spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

sweet smelling

Habit

Dense, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Glaucous, White in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Honey fungus

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise' (Carmel creeper 'Silver Surprise' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position.

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 8

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