Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm
Water & Maintenance: Average water required, drought tolerant shrubs
Growth & Spread: Height 1m - 1.5m, Spread 1.2m - 2m
Flourishing Season: Flowers in May - June, foliage flourishes throughout the year
Characteristics: Evergreen bushy shrubs, clusters of vibrant blue flowers, evergreen glossy leaves, spreading habit, attracts bees and butterflies
Ceanothus 'Blue Mound’ is a dense bushy variety of Californian Lilac. These impressive shrubs are frost hardy and are popularly known for their attractive foliage and flowers. Blue Mound plants produce tight round clusters of vibrant blue flowers in spring and early summer.
These flowers grow profusely on spreading twiggy branches, carrying dark green ovate leaves that create a pleasing contrast. This combination of amazing blue flowers on glossy foliage is treasured by butterflies and bees. Flowers will bloom again often in late summer and autumn.
Californian Lilac is a neat striking flowering shrub ideally planted near flower beds and borders in city gardens, cottage or even coastal gardens. These plants develop a resistance towards drought and coastal wind.
Train them against a warm sheltered wall with full sunlight in a well-drained fertile soil. They do not prefer wet growing conditions otherwise the roots tend to rot.
Water the young plants regularly and prune lightly to keep them in shape after flowering. Once established, they develop into tough hardy evergreen bushes. Californian Lilac Blue Mound plant will provide year-round interest to your garden.
These beautiful flowering plants are suitable for drift planting and coastal planting. Californian Lilac are definitely the perfect choice, very useful for use as ground cover for dry sunny banks.
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