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Ceanothus 'Remote Blue' (Mountain Lilac)

Mountain Lilac 'Remote Blue', California Lilac 'Remote Blue'


Fast-growing, Ceanothus 'Remote Blue' (Mountain Lilac) is a mounding evergreen shrub noted for its abundant clusters, up to 3 in. long (7 cm), of clear blue flowers in mid to late spring. Attracting bees and butterflies, the blossoms open from charcoal-blue buds and are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub for an outstanding display. They compliment the glossy foliage of small oval dark green leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), which add sparkle to the garden year-round. Perfect for the waterwise or xeric landscape, Remote Blue Ceanothus is useful as an informal flowering hedge, as a screen or specimen.

  • Grows up to 6-8 ft. tall and wide (180-240 cm) .
  • Thrives in well-drained soils in full sun. Requires good drainage and occasional to moderate irrigation. Sensitive to too much water. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent plant for sunny areas, banks and slopes, hedges and screens
  • Easy to grow, this plant is difficult to transplant once established.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
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 (Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
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 (Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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