Ceanothus as a Hedgeplant

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)

For mild or very sheltered areas the blue-flowered ceanothus makes an ideal hedging plant. Plant pot-grown plants 2 ft. apart, preferably in April.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus. Real Jardín Botánico, ...

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus. Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ceanothus delilianus (D), 4 to 6 ft. The best varieties are C. d. Gloire de Versailles, with powder-blue flowers, and C. d. Indigo, with deep blue flowers, both blooming from July to September. Fairly bushy growth, which can be cut quite severely in March. Thrives on poor and chalky soil.

C. dentatus (E), 5 to 6 ft. The mid-blue flowers bloom a little earlier than those of C. delilianus, and the plants make a more informal hedge. Do not clip, but prune with care in early spring. A particularly good plant for seaside districts.

11. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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