Color was the driving force for Jett's plant choices, including pink-blooming Cistus, orange Leucospermum, and purple-flowered Ceanothus
For blue foliage, my favourite shrub/climber is Ceanothus
For groundcovers, these include Point Reyes ceanothus
, also known as Ceanothus
gloriosus; and carpet broom, also known as Genista pilosa.
But be aware of what not to touch, which is basically anything that is coming into flower or about to flower, such as Forsythia, Ribes, evergreen Ceanothus
, Philadelphus and Weigela.
Spears JDH, Lajtha K, Caldwell BA, Pennington SB, Vanderbilt K (2001) Species effects of Ceanothus
velutinus versus Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas-fir, on soil phosphorus and nitrogen properties in the Oregon cascades.
The Chumash Indians utilized ceanothus
flowers as a soap, and you will see why when you rub the soft inflorescences between your palms.
Q MY ceanothus
bush has grown like mad and needs severe pruning.
Take semi-hardwood cuttings of the following shrubs: Buddleia, Ceanothus
, Lavender, Rosemary, and Honeysuckle.
HIGHLIGHTS: Buckwheat, ceanothus
, Cleveland sage, penstemons.
Q My ceanothus
, which has done very for the past few years, has gone completely brown, although the wood seems to be alive.
, Cotoneaster, Hosta, Holly, Lavetera, Honeysuckle, Daffodils, Philadelphus, Potentilla, Rhododendron, Skimmia, Spiraea, Viburnum.
Wholesale Nurseries, Blakedowns of Kidderminster showed Ceanothus
Diamond Heights which is a low growing Ceanothus
with pale yellow foliage splashed with deep green and covered in light blue flowers.