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  • Californian lilac
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue'

Californian lilac

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £19.99
2 litre pot £19.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This handsome, evergreen shrub has fluffy clusters of sky-blue flowers from August to October and small, glossy, bright green leaves.It has a strong, upright habit and is ideal for training on a sunny wall, or for the back of a south or west-facing shrub border or sunny wall. Although it is one of the hardier varieties of Californian lilac, it does needs protection from strong winds.

  • Garden care: In spring remove any dead or damaged stems, cut back some of the main stems to the base and reduce the stems on the previous year's growth to within 2-4 buds of the older wood.

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