Ceanothus Versailles | Californian Lilac 'Gloire de Versailles' - 40-60cm, 10lt

Ceanothus Versailles | Californian Lilac 'Gloire de Versailles' - 40-60cm, 10lt

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Ceanothus Versailles, or Californian Lilac 'Gloire de Versailles', is a vigorous, fast-growing, rounded, deciduous shrub with oval, light green leaves. Its attractive, large clusters of fragrant, powder-blue flowers bloom from late spring to autumn. Flowers are followed by small red berries. Attractive to birds and bees. Ceanothus Versailles thrives in full sun, but in hot and dry areas, it appreciates some afternoon shade. It prefers average, slightly alkaline, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Very easy to grow and low maintenance. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Resistant to drought and salt, but needs protection from hard winds. Californian Lilac 'Gloire de Versailles' is a French hybrid from Ceanothus americanus and Ceanothus coeruleus. It’s an attractive shrub and excellent addition to any sunny garden. Great choice for cottage and urban gardens, suitable for coastal areas. Perfect for flower beds and borders, perennial and shrub borders, hedges and screens, and for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Californian Lilac 'Gloire de Versailles'

  • Family


  • Type

    decisuous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, France

  • Flower

    large clusters of fragrant, powder-blue flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, light green

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, rounded

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

alkaline, neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period


late spring, summer, autumn


spring, summer, autumn



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