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CEANOTHUS X 'Italian Skies'
California Lilac


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:: Rhamnaceae :: CEANOTHUS :: hybrid :: 'Italian Skies'
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Main asset

Evergreen foliage, but especially bright blue flowering covering the shrub.


The plant fears winter humidity and cold winds. In USDA zone <8, place along a South or South-West facing wall, on light soil.

Evergreen Ceanothus forming an spreading shrub, dense. Branches are arched, leaves are shiny, small, oval 2 cm long and finely toothed. Bloom, bright blue, occurs in May-June

  • Uses: Rockeries, Shrub beds in sunny location

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: spread
  • Height: 1.50 m x 3 m (5 ft x 10 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May-June

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oblong finely toothed
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: medium green
  • Flowers shape: cymes
  • Flowers colour: blue


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)