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: 1m

Spread: 2m

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

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Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' is a compact, evergreen shrub bearing small, oblong, dark green leaves. In late spring, fluffy dark-blue flowers are produced from reddish purple buds.

For best results grow Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' in well-drained soil in full sun, ideally against a south- or west-facing wall. In very cold winters plants may need some protection from frost. Cut dead wood in the spring and trim their side-shoots after flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

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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