Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm
Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm
Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm
Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm

Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm

A great architectural way to grow ceanothus!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • Elegantly shaped into a pyramid for a smart, classic look.
  • A fantastic alternative to box topiary, with the small leaves of the glossy, dark evergreen foliage contrasting with the flowers.
  • Covered in gorgeous, frothy clouds of pale blue flowers in the spring.
  • Award-winning, easy to grow and one of the hardiest of the ceanothus family.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, 65cm in height, ready to plant.
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If youre looking for an interesting alternative to traditional box topiary, then this ceanothus could very well be it. Shaped into an elegant pyramid, its smart and classic, and a wonderful addition to your garden!

Also known as the Californian Lilac, thyrsiflorus repens is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow of the ceanothus family. It has a naturally compact habit and will look wonderful on a patio or balcony, and especially good in pairs on either side of a doorway. All it needs is a trim after flowering and again in late summer to keep it in shape.

The pale blue flowers look amazing against the dark, glossy evergreen foliage and form a spectacular cloud of colour during May and June and will attract a host of butterflies and other pollinators into your garden, making it invaluable for supporting our native wildlife.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, 65cm in height.

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Item 511153 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, ready to plant, 65cm in height.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Trim after flowering and again in later summer to maintain the pyramid shape.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Ceanothus

  • Grow Ceanothus in a sunny, sheltered site in fertile, well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots. Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Aftercare Advice for Ceanothus

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -10C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

Pruning Advice for Ceanothus

  • Ceanothus requires no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
400cm
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Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm
Californian Lilac Pyramid 17cm
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Item: 511153
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