Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles' (Californian Lilac)
Summer flowering shrub which can be grown against a wall or in the border (Deciduous)
Common Name: Californian Lilac
Latin Name: Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles'
Soil: well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: summer to early autumn / lilac blue flowers
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual height/ spread: 1.5m/1.5m
Special features: Summer flowering shrub which can be grown against a wall or in the border (Deciduous)
Ceanothus 'Gloire de Versailles' is one of the most popular of all the California lilacs. It forms a loose looking shrub which has mid-green matt leaves with slightly wavy edges. Later, it covers itself in large panicles of lilac blue flowers in summer and early autumn. The flowers look a bit like fine boned lilac. It is not long-lived and its loose, more open, habit of growth make it a fairly gentle shrub in its effect, even when in flower.
This shrub is supplied in a 3 litre container for year round planting.
Ceanothus Gloire de Versailles (Californian Lilac)
Ceanothus 'Skylark' (Californian Lilac)
Arching branches bearing narrow, dark green leaves and clusters of dark blue flowers (Evergreen)
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue' (Californian Lilac)
A round headed shrub, ideal for growing up a south facing wall. (Evergreen)
Ceanothus 'Blue Mound' (Californian Lilac)
A bushy, mid-sized shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. Bright blue flowers (Evergreen)
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Key / Size Guide
B/R (Bare Root) - The traditional way to buy
deciduous trees and shrubs. Perfect for planting between November and March.
R/B (Root Ball) - The traditional way to buy evergreen trees
and shrubs. The plants are kept in their own soil, making them ideal to transplant
between November and March.
C/G (Container Grown) - A very convenient way to buy trees
and shrubs, already rooted in their pots, they can be planted all year round. Sizes given in litres.
H/S (Half standard) - Half standard trees are 2-3 years old and
have a clear stem of 1.25-1.5m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft).
B (Bush) - Bush trees are 2-3 years old and have a clear
stem of 0.8-1m with a bushy head of branches. The total height from the ground is
usually 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).
Maiden (Feathered tree) - A good, well-defined
prominent leader running straight up through the young tree. Perfect for training
into a half standard, standard or fan-trained tree. Sizes given in cm's.
Multi-stemmed - A tree with two or more main stems