How to Grow Ceanothus
Ceanothus, commonly known as Californian lilacs, have masses of tiny flowers during spring or summer. The most popular varieties have striking bright blue flowers however there are also very pretty pink, purple and white ceanothus available. Native to North America their dense bushy habit with leathery dark green leaves make them not only attractive but also drought, heat and cold tolerant. Different cultivars are available, growing from 0.5 – 3 m tall, which can be grown as a beautiful container or specimen plant, ground cover or informal hedge. Ceanothus are also ‘nitrogen fixing’ plants (able to convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen plants can use).
Full sun to part shade
Water every few days when young, drought tolerant once established
Well drained soil
Prefers to grow in areas with dry summers. Suits coastal and dry zones and is frost tolerant once established