Ceanothus Silver Surprise

Unique cream and green foliage is a wonderful backdrop throughout the year, highlighted by clouds of mauve blue flowers in late spring, attracting bees and butterflies.

Month Available: March

Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen

Flower Colour: Blue

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage

Plant Type: Wall shrub

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: All year round interest.

Height / Spread: 120cm x 90cm (4ft x 3ft)

These can be tender in a hard frost so to offer an extra bit of protection I've planted mine against a warm, sheltered wall in my garden.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Scale insects, Honey fungus.

Plant Care: Maintain a pleasant shape and structure by removing unwanted branches after flowering.

Care and Time: Low - summer

Warning: None

Benefits: Classed as a wall or fence shrub, it offers greater seasonal interest than other Ceanothus due to its unusual foliage.

History: Ceanothus Silver Surprise is a sport of Ceanothus Yankee Point and was discovered in Hertfordshire by a Ceanothus specialist, Pete Brandt. It was introduced by Bransford Nurseries.

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