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Other common names
Californian lilac 'Gloire de Versailles'
Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles'
Ceanothus can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple leaves and small blue, pink or white flowers in profuse axillary or terminal clusters. They are fast-growing but may be short-lived
Rhamnaceae / Rhamnaceae
'Gloire de Versailles' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub of rounded habit, with broadly oval, light green leaves to 8cm in length, and large panicles of scented powder-blue flowers
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Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning group 6
Can get scale insects
May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root disease
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