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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Californian lilac 'Skylark'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
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
'Skylark' is a compact evergreen shrub with finely toothed, glossy dark green leaves and clusters of deep blue flowers in early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Can get scale insects
May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root disease
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Californian lilac 'Skylark'
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