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Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

Felt leaf ceanothus

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour




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photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (26911)

Plant details

From the islands off the coast of southern California comes this tall species with large leaves, dark lustrous green above and densely downy beneath, and bearing in late spring into summer an abundance of large panicles of fragrant, pale blue flowers. It's best grown against a warm, sheltered wall.

Family: Rhamnaceae

Genus: Ceanothus

Species: arboreus

Cultivar: Trewithen Blue

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 800cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Flowering period: May to June

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