Ceanothus 'Concha'

Ceanothus 'Concha'

Californian lilac

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ceanothus 'Concha'
  • Common name: Californian lilac
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 3m

Spread: 3m

Flower colours:
  • Blue
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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There's a huge range of ceanothus species, all from California, and even more varieties bred from them. The evergreen kinds tend to be slightly less hardy, but usually thrive with the aid of a warm sheltered wall in mild gardens, where they can be grown as free-standing shrubs.

Ceanothus 'Concha' is an evergreen cultivar with arching branches and a dense growth habit. In April and May it will produce a profusion of indigo flowers, which are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Grow Ceanothus 'Concha' in full sun, in moist but well-drained soil. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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