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Californian Lilac plant

Ceanothus 'Yankee Point'

  • From £7.39 (ex VAT)
1+ 10+ 50+ 100+ 250+
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Californian Lilac plants or Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' make a striking, evergreen shrub. It has dark-green, ovate foliage for year-round cover and bright blue flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Californian Lilac is regarded as the hardiest of all Ceanothus hedge plants and looks great trained against walls and fences.

  • Best Features: Dark-green evergreen foliage, bright blue flowers, wildlife friendly
  • Ideal For Hedges: Up to 2.5m
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm
  • Position: Sunny, normal soil, sheltered, inland
  • Also Consider: Our full range of shrubs for hedging
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Californian Lilac hedge (Ceanothus 'Yankee Point') description

Whilst Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' is an evergreen species, it can lose some leaves in winter. Ceanothus should either be planted in a sunny, sheltered position or given some winter fleece protection. We normally supply Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' but do occasionally substitute for 'Trewithan Blue' and 'Autumnal Blue'. If you require a specific variety, please let us know when placing your order.

Common uses of Californian Lilac

Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' is best used for covering walls and fences or included in a mixed evergreen Hedge for a splash of bright colour.

Combine Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' with

Mix your Ceanothus Californian Lilac hedge with other shrubs for hedging.

Growth rate of Californian Lilac hedging plants

Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' has an average growth rate and can be expected to achieve 20-40cm per year. Californian Lilac is ideal for heights up to 3m.

Care advice for Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' hedges

Prune your Californian Lilac annually, in mid-spring, to maintain its bushy habit. Please view the best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density 

For specific planting density information on Californian Lilac, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Californian Lilac 'Yankee Point' is available for purchase year-round as Pot grown plants.

The majority of our Ceanothus plants are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience. On the rare occasion that we source Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' from outside of the UK, we make every effort to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we endeavour to provide the freshest condition Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' hedging plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Californian Lilac online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 67 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 67 reviews for Californian Lilac plant.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
December 8, 2020 | Alan Firth
Californian Lilac plant

Good healthy plants, reasonably priced.

October 6, 2020 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Planted and settled in well to allotted position in my border.

August 22, 2020 | Gerry Forster
Californian Lilac plant

Brilliant service and product - Will always go back to best4hedging.

July 16, 2020 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Very good quality and well packaged plants

January 14, 2020 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant


October 22, 2019 | Kim ellis
Californian Lilac plant

Tripled in size in 9 months

May 3, 2019 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Plants in perfect condition. Rtaher smaller than expected from the website

April 24, 2019 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant


June 6, 2018 | Neil
Californian Lilac plant

As Above

May 19, 2018 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Good service with good bushes

March 16, 2017 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

As Above

February 14, 2017 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Excellent plants packaged well

January 25, 2017 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant


October 12, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

It looks so healthy

October 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Looks big and healthy. No other supplier offered the big 5l option.

October 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Good value Looks healthy .

August 20, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

Looks good so far though came without any flowers (may be the time of year)

July 25, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

good root network, leaves in good condition

June 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

As above - this slightly smaller shrub appears to be in good condition, and arrived in full bloom, well-packed without damage to flowers.

June 9, 2016 | Anonymous
Californian Lilac plant

good plant

Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

All Costs & Min. Order
Shown as ex VAT

Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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You can order online or over the phone by calling our dedicated Sales & Advice team. 

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Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

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