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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus/Blueblossom or Blue blossom ceanothus

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus / Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
A mature specimen cascading over a retaining wall at Villa Cetinale in Central Italy
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A mature specimen cascading over a retaining wall at Villa Cetinale in Central Italy

Beautiful blue flowers on a large, spreading shrub in Italy

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Scientific Name: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Common Name: Blueblossom or Blue blossom ceanothus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This evergreen shrub is best adapted to the cooler regions of the country growing in full sunlight in well drained soils. There are several cultivars available in the trade which include 'Blue Mound' growing to 5' tall, cascade which can grow to 20' tall and a white flowering selection called 'Snow Flurry.' This is a popular shrub in California gardens and widely planted in English gardens