Ceanothus 'Skylark'

Skylark Lilac

Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn


Plant type: Groundcover, Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection

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One Gallon 849   14.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   39.99

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Flower Color Blue
Blooming Season Fall, Spring
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Clay, Sand, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Fire Resistance, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Ceanothus ‘Skylark’ is a good choice for small gardens. This lush green, compact Ceanothus thyrsiflorus cultivar flowers later than all other ceanothus extending your flower season into early summer. Dark blue flower spikes appear in spring and into summer, and some flowering will occur again in fall. It is slow growing to 3-6 ft tall with 5 foot spread making it ideal for smaller spaces. Plant in full sun on the coast or in part shade inland. Skylark performs best in heavier clay soils but will tolerate sandier soils if needed. Ceanothus are favorites of butterflies and pollinators, adding to their landscape value.

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