Chinese plumbago

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Chinese plumbago - Ceratostigma willmottianum  'Forest Blue'

Common Name: Chinese plumbago
Genus: Ceratostigma
Species: willmottianum
Cultivar: 'Forest Blue'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: August to October

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

This spreading deciduous shrub brings welcome colour to the garden in late summer and early autumn when many other flowers have gone over. Masses of disc-shaped vivid cobalt-blue flowers appear from August to October and in autumn the leaves turn a rich russet-red. It's best in towards the front of a sheltered sunny border in soil that does not get too dry.

  • Garden care: In early or mid-spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm (1in) of the old growth. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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