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botanical name:
Ceanothus 'Concha'
Ceanothus 'Concha' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  California Lilac
family:  Rhamnaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Very attractive large shrub covered with profuse dark blue flowers, opening from reddish buds in late spring. Glossy, deeply veined leaves, up to about 2.5cm long.

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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