Ceanothus have become one of the most popular hedging plants in the warming UK climate for their abundance of blue flowers appearing from spring and carrying on through summer.
'Yankee Point' is one of the most popular varieties of Californian Lilac, for its abundance of mauve flower clusters which cover every inch of the plant in early spring and summer.
It is a compact evergreen shrub with finely toothed, glossy dark green leaves and can be grown as as spreading plant in the border or as in this case, trained up a trellis or support.
Best space & place
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. May need winter protection in frost prone areas of the UK.
When to water & feed
Ceanothus are fairly drought tolerant and if planted in the ground, once established they should get most of the moisture they need from rainfall, except in very hot summers.
If kept in a pot make sure it is free draining and reduce watering in the winter.Need to know
Most dieback is caused by too much water or that the plant is too exposed to cold winds.
Decorative pot not included, available to purchase here. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot.