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Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

Californian Lilac

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

Plant details

This cultivar is a large, evergreen shrub with small, oblong, dark green leaves. In late spring, dark-blue flowers are produced from reddish purple buds. In very cold winters plants may be damaged by frost. In colder areas of the UK they need some shelter at this time. Plants look stunning trained against a wall of a house, and grow well in full sun and light, well-drained soil. Cut dead wood in the spring and trim their side-shoots after flowering.

Family: Rhamnaceae

Genus: Ceanothus

Cultivar: Concha

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Flowering period: May to June

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How would I trim and make cuttings from my lilac bush please, it is getting slightly unruly but i dont want to loose it.

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