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California Dreaming: Vibrant Ceanothus (California Lilacs) Plants for Sale – Bring Home a Burst of Color and Fragrance!

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Original price Rs. 399.00
Current price Rs. 299.00


California lilacs, also known as Ceanothus, are a diverse genus of flowering shrubs and small trees native to North America. They are well-known for their beautiful, fragrant blue or purple flowers, which bloom in spring and summer. These hardy plants are drought-tolerant and perfect for xeriscaping, making them ideal for California's Mediterranean climate.


  1. Site Selection: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun exposure. California lilacs can tolerate partial shade but will produce fewer flowers. Avoid sites with poor drainage, as these plants do not tolerate soggy soil.
  2. Planting Time: Plant California lilacs in fall or early spring when the soil is moist and temperatures are cool.
  3. Spacing: Space plants according to their mature size, which can range from 3 to 20 feet, depending on the species and variety.
  4. Soil Preparation: Amend the planting site with organic matter to improve soil structure and fertility. Although California lilacs can tolerate poor soils, they will perform better in well-amended soil.
  5. Planting: Dig a hole twice the width and the same depth as the root ball. Gently remove the plant from its container, loosen the roots, and place it in the hole. Fill the hole with soil, firming it around the plant to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil.


  1. Watering: Water newly planted California lilacs regularly to establish a strong root system. Once established, these plants are drought-tolerant and require minimal supplemental watering.
  2. Fertilizing: California lilacs typically do not require fertilization. However, you can apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in the spring if desired.
  3. Pruning: Prune plants after flowering to maintain their shape and encourage vigorous growth. Remove dead or damaged branches, and thin out congested growth to improve air circulation.


  1. Pest and Disease Control: California lilacs are relatively pest and disease-resistant. Keep an eye out for aphids, scale insects, and powdery mildew. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.
  2. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
  3. Winter Protection: Although most species are hardy in USDA zones 7-10, protect young or sensitive plants from frost damage by wrapping them with burlap or a frost cloth.


  1. Aesthetic Appeal: California lilacs add color and fragrance to gardens, with their showy, fragrant flowers and evergreen foliage.
  2. Drought Tolerance: Their drought tolerance makes them ideal for xeriscaping and water-wise gardening practices.
  3. Wildlife Habitat: California lilacs provide food and shelter for pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, as well as nesting sites for birds.
  4. Erosion Control: The extensive root systems of California lilacs help stabilize slopes and prevent soil erosion.
  5. Air Purification: As with other plants, California lilacs help remove pollutants from the air, contributing to a healthier environment.