Creeping blueblossom

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Creeping blueblossom - Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Common Name: Creeping blueblossom
Genus: Ceanothus
Species: thyrsiflorus var. repens

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

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

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

In May and June this low-growing evergreen shrub is smothered in fluffy powder-blue flowers. It is easy to grow and care for and forms a natural mound so looks best towards the front of a mixed border with a backdrop of larger shrubs.

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


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