A great new introduction from New Zealand, with emerald green foliage darkening in the cooler seasons, and abundant dark sapphire blue flowers produced in the spring. It will do well in full sun or partial shade, and once established will survive drought-like conditions. We recommend feeding with our Trevena cross fertiliser in the spring!
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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens
A low spreading, evergreen shrub (height 1m/3.3ft, spread 2.5m/8.2m) with glossy, mid-green leaves. It bears large bright blue flowers April-June, and grows well in coastal gardens. Like most varieties, in likes a warm, sheltered spot in well-drained soil.
A hardy evergreen shrub (height and spread approx. 1.5m/4.9ft) with attractive deeply veined golden variegated foliage, and pretty blue flowers May-June. Will grow in many soil types as long as they are well drained and will require protection only from severe frosts.