Growing guide

How to grow Ceanothus

A garden favourite, Ceanothus are known and grown for their impressive flowering display. Whether growing a free-standing or a wall-trained shrub, a deciduous or an evergreen, here's all you need to know to get the best from your plant.

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Quick facts

  • Flowers in late spring to early summer or late summer to autumn depending on the species/cultivar
  • Plant in spring, or autumn on free-draining soil
  • Easy to grow in the right spot
  • Likes a sunny, sheltered, well-drained position
  • Mostly hardy in the UK but avoid frost pockets and windy sites
  • Prune annually; wall-trained plants need most attention
  • Take cuttings to produce new plants

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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