Ceanothus 'Puget Blue'

Californian lilac

Eventual height & spread

Ceanothus 'Puget Blue'

Californian lilac

  • 10 litre pot | 50 - 80cm tall
  • £99.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 2 litre pot
  • £22.99
  • available to order from late spring
Delivery options
  • Standard £7.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy (may need winter protection)


In mid-spring, this spreading, evergreen shrub is an arresting sight, smothered in dense clusters of dark blue flowers. It makes a superb informal hedge or specimen plant for a south or west-facing border among spring-flowering bulbs, and even after it's finished flowering, it provides an excellent foil for those shrubs and perennials that come into bloom later in the year. It needs a protected site, as the deeply veined, dark green leaves are easily scorched by cold, drying winds.

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  • 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 in autumn.
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