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Ceanothus Southmead

A deeper shade of blue

The Highlights

    • A vigorous and compact evergreen shrub with a bushy habit
    • Glossy dark green leaves with clusters of dark blue flowers appearing in late spring and early summer
    • A colourful feature plant for a sunny front garden or as part of a mixed border
    • Grows to 1-1.5m high and wide in 5-10 years
    • Hardy throughout most of the UK, this low maintenance shrub needs minimal pruning
    • An excellent source of food for pollinators
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner

Ceanothus Southmead

A deeper shade of blue
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The Highlights

    • A vigorous and compact evergreen shrub with a bushy habit
    • Glossy dark green leaves with clusters of dark blue flowers appearing in late spring and early summer
    • A colourful feature plant for a sunny front garden or as part of a mixed border
    • Grows to 1-1.5m high and wide in 5-10 years
    • Hardy throughout most of the UK, this low maintenance shrub needs minimal pruning
    • An excellent source of food for pollinators
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Established Plant in 3L Pot
Our shrubs are grown into large 3L pots to create a well developed root system and strong plant

Height on arrival:

20-90cm
The height of your plant will be dependent on the time of year and pruning cycle. All climbers arrive on a 90cm bamboo cane.

Eventual height:

1-1.5m

Eventual spread:

1-1.5m
Spreads approx 1-1.5m

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Blue
Clusters of dark blue flowers in late spring and early summer

Habit:

Climbing
Ceanothus has a bushy climbing habit and will thrive in a border, bed or as a patio plant in a large container.

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
H4 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in the coldest winters.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

1m
Plant Ceanothus approx 1m apart to allow for spreading.

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease free. Honey fungus and scale insects are possible.

Water during dry spells

Water frequently while the plant is getting established

Full sun

Ceanothus appreciates full sun (6-8 hours of sunlight per day in spring and summer) and a sheltered spot. In more exposed gardens it will benefit from a position near a South or West facing wall.

Loam/sand soil

Ceanothus loves a moist

Feed annually

Ceanothus need little or no regular feeding in most garden soils. However to encourage strong new growth after pruning

Prune annually

Pruning Group 8 - trim back annually in July or August after flowering

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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