Blue Blossom 'Millerton Point'

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Millerton Point' | Also known as: Blue Blossom Ceanothus 'Millerton Point' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Blue Blossom, or Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, is a plant that originates from California, so you’d be right in thinking that this little lady enjoys the sun. In the wild, it can grow to huge heights, and becomes covered in a plethora of clusters of tiny blue flowers. Easy to grow, it best thrives in a full sunlight location, but does need protecting from frost during the winter. A good choice for growing up a trellis or wall, and is as happy in a cottage garden as it is in the city.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 6
Spread [m]
  • 6
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-11
Heat zone
  • H10-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 180
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • City
  • Mediterranean garden
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years