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Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' (Californian lilac 'Italian Skies')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Italian Skies'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Italian Skies' _ 'Italian Skies' is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves and compact conical clusters of small, bright blue flowers in late spring.


Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' is: Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green 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 'Italian Skies' (Californian lilac 'Italian Skies') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Italian Skies'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Italian Skies' _ 'Italian Skies' is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves and compact conical clusters of small, bright blue flowers in late spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green 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 'Italian Skies' (Californian lilac 'Italian Skies') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m 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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