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10 - 15cm Ceonothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' | Californian Lilac | 9cm Pot

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A compact Californian Lilac displaying abundant blue blooms from May to September

A bushy, evergreen shrub Ceonothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' will adorn your garden with its lasting flowers and dense, muted green foliage. The abundant flowerheads sport an idyllic shade of sky blue, which will complement cottage style planting schemes. The compact habit of this Californian Lilac also makes it a well suited choice for a smaller sized garden, why not use it to form a decorative hedge? While this shrub is compact and manageable, it will still grow quickly, meaning you can achieve your desired look relatively soon.

  • Grown by a Trusted UK Nursery
  • Perfect for the Beginner Gardener
  • Suited to Every Style of Garden
  • Makes a Colourful Decorative Hedge
  • Abundant Spikes of Blue Flowers

Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:

    • Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.
    • Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death.
    • Hardiness: This species will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.

    Please note, while the shrubs shown on the right are not variety specific, they detail the pot size and quality you will receive.

    The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

    Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

    Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

    Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

    More Information
    Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
    Common Name California Lilac
    Flower Colour Blue
    Is Collection/Mix? No
    Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
    Eventual Height 1m-2m
    Eventual Spread 2m-4m
    Foliage Colour Green
    Supplied As 9cm Pot
    Type Ornamental Shrubs
    Latin Name Ceonothus
    Shop By Category Ornamental Shrubs