This is the ultimate deep blue patio standard. They produce a wealth of deep powder blue flower headsinlate springand early summerand combined with its glossy evergreen foliage they are fast growing and will create a wonderful focal point on any patio or either side of your front door.Photo is for illustration only
Details Standard Ceanothus
- Attracts Butterflies
- Blooms: April – July
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Hardiness: -5 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Standard Ceanothus
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 Standard Ceanothus 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 Standard Ceanothus is planted too shallow on chalky soils Standard Ceanothus can suffer from yellowing of the leaves between the veins (chlorosis).
Standard Ceanothusis 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 Standard Ceanothus shrubs from softwood cuttings from late spring to mid-summer.