Ceanothus – ‘Blue Diamond’


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Californian Lilac

  • Blue Diamond' is a compact, rounded to mound-forming, evergreen shrub with small, oval, glossy, toothed and veined, dark green leaves and spherical panicles of fragrant, blue flowers in late spring and early summer.
  • A fantastic shrub for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. Ceanothus need little or no regular feeding in most garden soils. However to encourage strong new growth after pruning, plants can be fed annually in spring.
  • Ceanothus are susceptible to damage in very wet soil, so take care with automatic irrigation systems. Ideally the soil should be allowed to dry between watering.

  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 3 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Flowering: spring - summer

  • Light Required

    Full sun

  • Watering

    Regular watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Prune these immediately after flowering, using secateurs to cut back long, flowered shoots by one-third to a half. If needed, you can lightly trim these plants again in late summer.

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