Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Repens
A deep blue flowering bushy garden shrub, which produces a wealth of deep powder blue flower heads from late spring into summer, combined with its glossy evergreen foliage,
They’re fast growing and will be an asset to any garden!
Details Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Repens
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant spacing: 150 cm
- Hardiness: -10 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Thyrsiflorus Repens
For best results soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs. before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks until the roots become established. Choose a shelter sunny position, preferable against a south or west-facing wall.
Applying a general balanced fertilizer in spring after pruning will encourage new growth. When planted in exposed situations Thyrsiflorus Repens can be affected by wind and frost injury. If this happens just prune back any frost damaged stems to healthy wood.
Avoid excess moisture levels as they can damage the roots which leads to poor growth. If Thyrsiflorus Repens is planted too shallow on chalky soils Thyrsiflorus Repens can suffer from yellowing of the leaves between the veins (chlorosis).
Thyrsiflorus Repensis also vulnerable to honey fungus and scale insect attack. Little pruning is required for evergreen varieties, but if you need to prune, then do this in winter or early spring. Propagate deciduous Thyrsiflorus Repens shrubs from softwood cuttings from late spring to mid-summer.