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botanical name:
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise'
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Silver Surprise' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  California Lilac
synonyms:  Ceanothus 'Silver Surprise'
family:  Rhamnaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: white & 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: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Evergreen shrub with creamy-white variegated leaves. Mid-blue flowers in late spring.

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

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

other notes:
Sport of Ceanothus 'Yankee Point', found at a nursery in Hertfordshire.
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