Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'

California Lilac 'Italian Skies'

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More commonly known as Californian Lilac 'Italian Skies', this lovely spreading, evergreen shrub bursts into a beautiful floral display in late spring, with conical clusters of deep-blue flowers covering the glossy, green foliage. This Ceanothus variety is particularly good for growing up walls or trellises.

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' (Californian Lilac 'Italian Skies' is an evergreen, half-hardy, medium sized shrub with small, elliptical and glossy green leaves. Compact conical clusters of deep-blue flowers are produced in late spring. Ideal for sheltered spots in courtyard gardens, against walls and can also be trained on a trellis. This lovely shrub is best planted in a sunny, sheltered position in moist but well drained soil. Suits most soil types apart from clay.

  • Planting Conditions: Well-drained soil. Full sun but sheltered location.
  • Spread: Up to 2.5m
  • Height: Up to 1.5m
  • Pot Size: 10L
  • Wildlife friendly: Flowers attract pollinating insects
  • Ready-trained onto trellis framework

More Information

  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Blue
  • Grows Up To 1.5m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 3L Deep Pot
    Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 3L Deep Pot
    Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 3L Deep Pot
    3L Deep Pot Pot Grown
    Price £13.99
  • Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 10L Pot
    Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 10L Pot
    Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' 10L Pot
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £34.99
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More Information
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourBlue
Grows Up To1.5m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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