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Ceanothus × delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Blue in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Pale Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Californian lilac 'Gloire de Versailles'

Family

Rhamnaceae


Ceanothus can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple leaves and small blue, pink or white flowers in profuse axillary or terminal clusters. They are fast-growing but may be short-lived

'Gloire de Versailles' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub of rounded habit, with broadly oval, light green leaves to 8cm in length, and large panicles of scented powder-blue flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

Can get scale insects

Diseases

May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root disease