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Californian Lilac in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ceanothus

 

Californian Lilac

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.

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plant Features
  • Californian Lilac likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Californian Lilac likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Californian Lilac likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Californian Lilac

Latin name

Ceanothus

type

Shrub

family

Rhamnaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Californian Lilac likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Californian Lilac likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Californian Lilac 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 is 7.00meters x 5.00meters 7.00 M 5.00 M

Ceanothus

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.


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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