On this page we have a selection of the taller growing evergreen Ceanothus varieties that we stock, perfect flowering shrubs for a sunny wall or mixed border, or as an alternative and very striking evergreen flowering hedge if you have a sheltered garden. (we have many more lovely lower growing Ceanothus in our Ground Cover Plants section)
Evergreen Ceanothus are popular shrubs bringing structure to the garden all year, they produce a spectacular display of flowers but even when out of flower their glossy foliage makes a great backdrop for the flowers and foliage of other garden plants.
The Ceanothus here are only moderately hardy, they certainly dont need to be brought inside in the Winter months but they are best planted in a sheltered sunny situation away from cold and drying winds. All Ceanothus prefer a well drained soil.
Ceanothus can make an excellent hedge if you have a sheltered garden, plant 2-3 plants per metre and with a little formative trimming (clipping the sides) they should develop relativly quickly to create a dense hedge up to 150cm withing a few years. We have both Spring/early Summer and Autumn flowering varieties to suit your requiremnts. Ceanothus hedges are easy to maintain, usually with a trim after flowering. (Or in early Spring with Autumn flowering types).
How to grow Ceanothus hedging and shrubs
Position: Best in full sun.
Foliage: Evergreen, leaves stay on all year.
Soil and site: Well drained soil, needs a sheltered spot away from strong winds.
Flowering time: April -June or August-October depending on the variety chosen.
Growth rate: moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: 150-300cm
Hardiness: Moderately hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Trim after flowering to tidy up and remove dead wood. (Autumn flowering types are better trimmed in Spring)
Types of Ceanothus Hedging