Join the RHS today and support our charitable work
Free personalised gardening advice
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Free entry to RHS members at selected times »
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Help us achieve our goals
Join the RHS today and support our charity
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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.
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
Californian lilac 'Yankee Point'
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
'Yankee Point' is a vigorous evergreen shrub of wide, spreading habit, with small glossy dark green leaves and abundant deep blue flowers in late spring and 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
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun, sheltered from strong, cold winds. Lime tolerant but may become chlorotic on chalk soils
Root semi-ripe cuttings in mid to late summer and hardwood cuttings from late autumn to midwinter
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 after flowering; pruning group 13 if wall-trained
Pests Generally trouble free but may be affected by mussel scale insects
Susceptible to frost damage and honey fungus
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.