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Plant Of The Month - April

Ceanothus are a group of shrubs with stunning blue flowers, there are many different varieties all of which are easy to grow. They are also known as Californian lilac as that is where they originate, not surprisingly they require a sunny spot sheltered from cold winds.

There are deciduous varieties and evergreen plants; they can range in size from a ground hugging 30cm up to a small tree 3m. high. They flower early in the season and then provide an excellent dark green backdrop for other plants in the border.

Botanical name

Ceanothus    Common Name: Californian Lilac


0.3m  - 3m (dependoing on variety)


Up to 2.5m


Full sun

Flowering time