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Other common names
Californian lilac 'Italian Skies'
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
'Italian Skies' is a spreading medium-sized evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves and small bright blue flowers in compact conical clusters in late spring
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 semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning group 8
Can get scale insects
May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root disease
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