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botanical name:
Ceanothus 'Burkwoodii'
Ceanothus 'Burkwoodii' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  California Lilac
family:  Rhamnaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Compact, bushy evergreen with glossy dark green leaves, greyish underneath. Dense panicles of bright blue flowers from late summer to autumn.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils, but not very chalky ones. Prefers full sun. Reasonably frost hardy, but best in a sheltered position in cool areas.

propagation:
By semi-ripe cuttings taken from mid-summer to autumn - can be tricky, a little bottom heat may help.

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