Flowering around April to May (depending on the year), the Ceanothus, also known as the Californian lilac, is the most distinctive shrub, producing a mass of brilliant blue flowers. Not only are the flowers a dazzling colour, but they are pollen/nectar rich and hugely attractive to native pollinating insects.
C. 'Puget Blue' is a lovely example of this medium sized, evergreen shrub with an upright habit. It is a statement shrub, so familiar in many cottage gardens, billowing blue blossoms over fences or against local dry stone walls, and is popular for a very good reason.
Pot size: 3/4L
Common Name: Californian lilac
Height and Spread: 1.5-2m x 1.5-2m after 2-5 years
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained, moist soil
Aspect: South or west facing
Position: Full sun, sheltered
Flowering Period: April - May