Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

Ceanothus ‘Blue Cushion’

Californian lilac

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'
  • Common name: Californian lilac
  • Family: Rhamnaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' and wildlife

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' poisonous?

Ceanothus 'Blue Cushion' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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