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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Ceanothus "Blue Sapphire"

In the front by the palm tree.


Graceful arching form makes a perfect specimen or espalier. Abundant, dark sapphire blue flowers cloak the plant in spring. Shiny, emerald green foliage turns almost black in winter. Well suited to foundation planting or groundcover. Evergreen.

Moderate growth 2-4 ft tall 4-6 ft wide

Minimum temperatures of 20-30 degrees

water regularly when top 3 inches of soil is dry

Full to partial sun

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


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