This selection is simply the hardiest of the California lilacs available and the most reliable for our climate. The brilliant bright indigo blue flowers are an absolute show stopper in the spring and look great against the shiny and dark evergreen foliage. This tough shrub is extremely drought tolerant once established and is a fast grower and will quickly fill an empty space. ‘Victoria’ was one of the best rated Ceanothus in the GPP trials.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: white, silver, orange
Great Color Partners: purple, lavender, rose
Culture NotesCeanothus ‘Victoria’ requires full sun and well-drained soil. It doesn’t mind salt-laden sea air, so is often planted in seaside gardens. It is drought tolerant once established but should be planted in locations with protection from wind in colder zone 7 gardens. Light pruning in early summer will create a dense plant.
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Plant Type: upright shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9
Flower Color: blue
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established