Californian lilac

Ceanothus 'Concha'

Californian lilac - Ceanothus  'Concha'

Common Name: Californian lilac
Genus: Ceanothus
Cultivar: 'Concha'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

In late spring this dense evergreen shrub produces dazzling spheres of tiny dark blue flowers on arching branches among small glossy dark green leaves. It is ideal for a sunny mixed border on neutral to alkaline soil and once it has flowered provides an excellent foil for later flowering deciduous shrubs or perennials.

  • Garden care: Each year after the plant has flowered reduce the shoots by one third and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant.




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