‘Cool Blue’ Ceanothus

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Cool Blue' PP24884 Home » The Collection » ‘Cool Blue’ Unique variegated form of Ceanthus 'Skylark', with a more compact, upright habit ideal for smaller spaces. This west coast native blooms later than other types, extending the season for pollinators.
‘Cool Blue’ Ceanothus
'Cool Blue' Ceanothus Closeup
Feature Year-round foliage color, pale blue spring blooms
USDA Zones Hardy to 5°F USDA Zones 7b-10
Sunset Zones 5-9, 14-24
Special Features Attracts Pollinators, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Tolerates Clay Soil, Variegated Foliage
Landscape Use Border, Coastal, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Garden Bed, Slope
Exposure Full coastal sun to part shade inland
Flowering Season Spring
Dimensions 3-4' H x 4-5' W
Growth Rate Slow
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Low Water Once Established/Water-wise
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Low to none
Pruning Can tip prune to shape after flowering

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full coastal sun to part shade inland
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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