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Ceratostigma griffithii (Burmese plumbago)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Ceratostigma griffithii

Other names

Burmese plumbago

Genus

Ceratostigma Ceratostigma

Species

C. griffithii - C. griffithii is a small deciduous shrub with brilliant blue flowers in dense clusters in late summer.


Ceratostigma griffithii is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ceratostigma griffithii (Burmese plumbago) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ceratostigma griffithii

Other names

Burmese plumbago

Genus

Ceratostigma Ceratostigma

Species

C. griffithii - C. griffithii is a small deciduous shrub with brilliant blue flowers in dense clusters in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ceratostigma griffithii (Burmese plumbago) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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