Blueblossom Ceanothus, California Lilac, Blue Brush 'Victoria'

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus (see-an-OH-thus) (Info)
Species: thyrsiflorus (thur-SEE-flor-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Victoria
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Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Sutherlin, Oregon

Langley, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Port Angeles, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 15, 2015, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Victoria' is the most common cultivar in our area. It grows big, it gets full, blooms heavy and is a staple landscape feature here. Unfortunately it is planted where a mid-sized shrub is required instead of a big-sized shrub. It is also overplanted. Some have commented that some of the 'Victoria' plants are actually the species, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus. This is still a good plant for background or high hedging.

Positive

On Feb 27, 2010, headlabrat from Jefferson, OR wrote:

Hi All, We planted just two of these two years ago in the Central Willamette Valley and they did really well. So then we purchased a lot more to make a hedge line with them. Some of them are all green, some are a mixture of dark red and green and some are only showing a dark red color. I fear the red ones are dead or dying. Anyone have any experience with this plant in this area? The two year old plants are all green and spreading. Would fertilizing potentially help them.

Novice landscaper. All suggestions appreciated.

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