Californian Lilac plants or Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' 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.
Whilst Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' 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 'Autumnal Blue' but do occasionally substitute for 'Trewithan Blue' and 'Yankee Point'. If you require a specific variety, please let us know when placing your order.
Ceanothus 'Autumnal Lilac' is best used for covering walls and fences or included in a mixed evergreen Hedge for a splash of bright colour.
Mix your Ceanothus Californian Lilac hedge with other shrubs for hedging.
Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' has an average growth rate and can be expected to achieve 20-40cm per year. Californian Lilac is ideal for heights up to 3m.
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.
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 'Autumnal Blue' 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.