Ceanothus × delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'
Californian lilac 'Gloire de Versailles'
'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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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
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
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How to grow
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Wall side borders
Can get scale insects
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