Ceanothus Blue Mound
Ceanothus Blue Mound
Californian Lilac

Ceanothus Blue Mound



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Ceanothus Blue Mound is a distinctive, compact shrub, producing a mass of blue flowers in late spring, eye catching against the glossy, evergreen foliage which is a lovely foil for the rest of the year. Not only dazzling, the flowers are pollen/nectar rich and hugely attractive to native pollinating insects. Plant this medium-sized shrub against a sheltered, sunny wall.

Californian lilac, as its name suggests, has its roots in North America. It is a fast growing shrub and while it is not famous for being long-lived (around a decade) the late spring display more than justifies its presence in the garden. A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.


From late spring - May onwards - the shrub will be covered with blue flowers which will last for about six weeks.

  • Well drained soil
  • South, east, west facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered

Does not require a hard prune, shape and remove, dead, diseased or damaged branches after flowering.