Joy Creek Nursery

465-024D4   Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'  

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'
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This Califonia lilac has an interesting history. It was raised by an Englishman named Edward Bertram Anderson of Gloucester from open-pollinated seeds of Ceanothus foliosus sent to him from the University of Washington Arboretum in Seattle in 1956. Throughout its history, it has been more readily available in Europe than North America. Densely shrubby in habit, it sports small narrow, dark evergreen leaves that are about half-an-inch long. In late spring, it bears two-inch clusters of bright blue flowers. It requires little water and prefers well-drained soil. Excellent for screening or to create an informal or mixed hedge.

Late spring.   6-8 ft. x 10 ft.

Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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