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Californian Lilac Diamond Heights in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ceanothus griseus 'Diamond Heights'

 

Californian Lilac 'Diamond Heights'

An attractive and densely growing shrub with shiny, dark green leaves. The small flowers grow dense clusters. A few species are reported to be unpleasantly fragrant. They flower for up to six weeks sometime between late spring and early summer. Best planted in a protected position out of strong winds. 'Diamond Heights' is low-growing, with pale yellow leaves with a dark green splash in the centre, and pale blue flowers central splash

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plant Features
  • Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Californian Lilac Diamond Heights is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Californian Lilac 'Diamond Heights'

Latin name

Ceanothus griseus 'Diamond Heights'

type

Shrub

family

Rhamnaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Californian Lilac Diamond Heights is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Californian Lilac Diamond Heights likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Californian Lilac Diamond Heights is 0.80meters x 0.60meters 0.80 M 0.60 M

Ceanothus griseus 'Diamond Heights'

An attractive and densely growing shrub with shiny, dark green leaves. The small flowers grow dense clusters. A few species are reported to be unpleasantly fragrant. They flower for up to six weeks sometime between late spring and early summer. Best planted in a protected position out of strong winds. 'Diamond Heights' is low-growing, with pale yellow leaves with a dark green splash in the centre, and pale blue flowers central splash


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Ceanothus need care when first planted. Choose a position out of strong winds where the soil is not too wet. They prefer a full sun position. If you can plant near a fence or wall which will provide a little support then all the better. Dig the soil well, allow it to settle for a few weeks then plant your Ceanothus to the same depth as it was in the pot. Sprinkle a handful of blood, fish and bone fertiliser on the surrounding soil.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Many small branching clusters of little flowers in the late spring to mid summer.

 
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