Varieties available are Skimmia japonica Rubella (illustrated), Euonymus Fortunei Emerald Gaiety, Euonymus Blonde Beauty, Choisya ternata Sundance, Ceanothus
(Californian Lilac) and Leucothoe Scarletta.
Other blue flowers at this time can be found on Ceanothus
'Autumnal Blue' - a hardy evergreen ceanothus
packed with sky blue flowers and Ceratostigma willmottianum - the hardy plumbago which produces azure flowers over a long period in autumn.
Our offer consists of one each of Leucothoe Scarletta, Euonymus Emerald Gaiety, Euonymus Blonde Beauty, Choisya Sundance, Ceanothus
(Californian Lilac) and Skimmia Rubella (illustrated).
Varieties of Ceanothus
, also evergreen, Hebe, Olearia or Pittosporum may make a less regimented alternative.
PRUNE late spring and early summering flowering shrubs like philadelphus, weigela, ceanothus
and escallonia, immediately after flowering.
Cut back ceanothus
and other spring-flowering shrubs including forsythia.
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.
CI: Two years ago we planted a Ceanothus
gloriosus in our backyard.
Perhaps N fixed was efficiently retained within Ceanothus
tissue due to physiological adaptations that lessen its need to compete for soil N with grasses and other prairie plants.
Take cuttings of shrubs from the garden now including ceanothus
, lavender (pictured) and berberis.
Take cuttings of shrubs including ceanothus
, lavender and berberis.