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01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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The Plants

Ceratostigma willmottiana 'Forest Blue'

chinese plumbago

Photo of Ceratostigma willmottiana 'Forest Blue'

£10.99

A lovely shrub bringing colour to the garden in late summer and early autumn when many other flowers have gone over. Masses of disc-shaped, vivid cobalt-blue flowers appear from August to October, and in autumn, the leaves turn a rich russet-red. It's best in towards the front of a sheltered, sunny border in soil that does not get too dry.

Type

  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing

Uses

  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Ground cover

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In early or mid-spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm of the old growth.

Dimensions

Size: Medium

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 150cm

Aspects

  • South

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay