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Ceanothus 'Tuxedo' (California lilac 'Tuxedo')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Other names

California lilac 'Tuxedo'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tuxedo' _ 'Tuxedo' is an upright, open, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, purple- to black-flushed, dark green leaves and panicles of lavender-blue flowers in late summer and early autumn.


Ceanothus 'Tuxedo' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Open branches, Upright

Flower

Blue, Lavender in Summer; Lavender, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple, Flushed black 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 'Tuxedo' (California lilac 'Tuxedo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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 'Tuxedo'

Other names

California lilac 'Tuxedo'

Genus

Ceanothus Ceanothus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tuxedo' _ 'Tuxedo' is an upright, open, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, purple- to black-flushed, dark green leaves and panicles of lavender-blue flowers in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Open branches, Upright


Colour

Flower

Blue, Lavender in Summer; Lavender, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple, Flushed black 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 'Tuxedo' (California lilac 'Tuxedo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m 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

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