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Ceanothus 'Pershore Zanzibar' (California Lilac)

California Lilac 'Pershore Zanzibar', Ceanothus 'Zanzibar', Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Zanzibar', Variegated California Lilac


A lovely selection of variegated California Lilac, Ceanothus 'Pershore Zanzibar' is a bushy, evergreen shrub noted for its striking foliage. Adorned with a dark green blotch in their center, the pale greenish-yellow leaves take on a rich gold coloration as the season progresses. They create a lovely contrast with the abundant clusters of light blue flowers which open in late spring and early summer. Usually ignored by deer, this pretty shrub is prized by birds, butterflies and hummingbirds. A fast grower, this unusual evergreen shrub sparks interest all year-round, even when not in bloom.

  • Grows up to 5-8 ft. tall and wide (150-240 cm).
  • Thrives in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Provide a sheltered position. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Excellent plant for sunny areas, ideal as a specimen plant, wall-side borders, banks and slopes, hedges and screens or planted in shrub borders. Perfectly suited to coastal gardens as this plant doesn’t mind salt-laden sea air.
  • Easy to grow, this plant is difficult to transplant once established.
  • Prune after flowering.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Watch for honey fungus.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ceanothus - California Lilac
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Ceanothus - California Lilac
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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