Ceanothus as a Hedgeplant
(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)
For mild or very sheltered areas the blue-flowered ceanothus makes an idealplant. Plant pot-grown plants 2 ft. apart, preferably in April.
Ceanothus delilianus (D), 4 to 6 ft. The best varieties are C. d. Gloire de Versailles, with powder-blue, 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 .
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.