Ceanothus Yankee Point
This is the ultimate deep blue bushy garden shrub. They produce a wealth of deep powder blue flower heads from late spring into summer, combined with its glossy evergreen foliage, they are fast growing and will be an asset to any garden.
Details Ceanothus Yankee Point
- Bee Friendly
- Pot size: 9 cm
- Blooms: April – July
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant spacing: 200 cm
- Hardiness: -10 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Yankee Point
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 Yankee Point 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 Yankee Point is planted too shallow on chalky soils Yankee Point can suffer from yellowing of the leaves between the veins (chlorosis).
Yankee Pointis 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 Yankee Point shrubs from softwood cuttings from late spring to mid-summer.