The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

chinese plumbago

Photo of Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'


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.


  • Shrubs

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • 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.


Size: Medium

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 150cm


  • South

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay