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Victoria California Lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Victoria'

A beautiful evergreen shrub for sunny coastal gardens. Dark cobalt blue buds appear in late spring, covering the dense, dark green foliage with deep blue flowers. This vigorous, upright grower makes a terrific tall hedge, screen or windbreak.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally.

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Botanical Pronunciationsee-an-OH-thus thur-sih-FLOR-us
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Juniper (Juniperus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Broom (Cytisus)

Adapts to most soils, provided well-drained; intolerant of soggy soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune lightly in early summer to create a more dense habit.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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