Californian lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

Californian lilac - Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  'Skylark'

Common Name: Californian lilac
Genus: Ceanothus
Species: thyrsiflorus
Cultivar: 'Skylark'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 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 and early summer this bushy evergreen shrub is smothered in clusters of of dark blue flowers among small dark green glossy leaves. It looks great in the middle of a south or west-facing mixed border or as a specimen at the edge of a terrace or path. It requires protection from cold drying winds.

  • Garden care: Each year after the plant has flowered take out dead diseased or damaged shoots and trim back the flowered shoots to the required shape. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in spring.


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