Beautiful Ceanothus Shrubs In The Yard
Ceanothus is a large genus of shrubs in the buckhorn family. Ceanothus varieties are North American native plants, versatile and beautiful. The shrubs typically grow in dry woodlands, rocky clearings, or on hillsides. Most plants in the ceanothus genus require well draining soil to grow properly. An area that is shaded from the wind, but that receives several hours of direct sunlight is ideal for ceanothus species. Hot, alkaline soil generally hinders the growth of ceanothus. While the plant is growing, a liberal amount of water is required. After the plant has been established, occasional watering is recommended. Ceanothus is susceptible to damage from several pests, including aphids, armored scales and mealybugs. Aphids are of particular concern since they have a one-two punch when it comes to infestation. Initially, the small pear-shaped insects will cause the yellowing and curling of leaves and shoots of the plant.
As they do their damage, they leave behind a sticky substance called honeydew, which attracts spores of the sooty mold fungus. Once established, the mold blackens the stems and leaves of the plant. Caring for Ceanothus shrubs is also easy. Plant them in dry, well-draining soil with a pH between 6.5 and 8.0. They do fine in full sun or partial shade, but be sure to give them a little water in the driest part of summer.
Backyard Garden With Blue Ceanothus Plants
Most often taking on a shrublike form, ceanothus plants exhibit a variety of habits, including upright, climbing and spreading.
Outdoor Yard With Blue Ceanothus
Ceanothus is a large genus of diverse, versatile and beautiful North American native shrubs in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae, many native to California, and some endemic to Sonoma County.
Garden With Ceanothus Dark Star Plants
Ceanothus will grow in almost any soil however if placed in a too windy or chilly spot the leaves with get wind burn, which will cause them to turn discoloured, brown and the shrub will fail to thrive.
Garden With Ceanothus Shrub Plants
Ceanothus are mainly hardy which means they do need a sheltered spot in the garden, if your garden is on the chill side the hardiest variety is 'Autumnal Blue', which as the name suggests flowers in the late summer and early autumn.
Backyard With Large Blue Ceanothus
Despite the differences between Ceanothus varieties, you will be able to recognize these plants by their distinctive leaves and flowers.
Garden With Hedges And Ceanothus
Ceanothus is easy to grow, but only in the right place which is simply a sheltered spot with sun, out of cold winds.
Garden Patio With Furniture And Ceanothus
Ceanothus are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs here in California.
Backyard With Wooden Fences And Ceanothus Plants
Ceanothus is evergreen shrub with stunning blue flowers which makes it easy to identify in the garden.Label: ceanothus plants, shrubs pictures, shrubs plants, ceanothus shrubs, shrubs ideas, .