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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
Very good foliage of dark green glossy leaves. Flowers comparatively late, in June or July.

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

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