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botanical name:
Ceanothus thrysiflorus 'Skylark'
Ceanothus thrysiflorus 'Skylark' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  California Lilac
family:  Rhamnaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.40m
width: 2.40m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -14°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Very good foliage of dark green glossy leaves. Flowers comparatively late, in June or July.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils, but not very chalky ones. Prefers full sun. Reasonably frost hardy, 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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