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Ceanothus 'Southmead' (Californian lilac 'Southmead')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Southmead'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Southmead'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Southmead' _ 'Southmead' is a tender, compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with oblong, finely toothed, dark green leaves and clusters of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ceanothus 'Southmead' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-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 'Southmead' (Californian lilac 'Southmead') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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)

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Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Southmead'

Other names

Californian lilac 'Southmead'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Southmead' _ 'Southmead' is a tender, compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with oblong, finely toothed, dark green leaves and clusters of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-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 'Southmead' (Californian lilac 'Southmead') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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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