• Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Ceanothus 'Skylark'

Californian lilac

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £22.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy (may need winter protection)

In late spring and early summer, this bushy evergreen shrub is smothered in clusters of of dark blue flowers, which nestle against the backdrop of dark green, glossy leaves. A handsome and versatile plant, it can be used to create informal hedging, or to add year-round form and structure to a south or west-facing border where it will have protection from cold, drying winds.

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  • Garden care:
    Each year after the plant has flowered, take out any dead, diseased or damaged shoots. Apply a 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn.
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