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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

Californian lilac

10lt trellis (08-1m) £89.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    This vigorous, evergreen shrub is covered in beautiful, bright blue flowers in late spring and early summer. An attractive groundcover plant for a south or west-facing site on neutral to acid soil, it needs protection from cold drying winds, which may scorch the glossy, dark green leaves.

  • Garden care: Each year after the plant has flowered reduce the shoots by one third and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant.