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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; more often in extreme heat.

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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 HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
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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