Scientific Name: Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'
Common Name: hybrid California lilac
Family Name: Rhamnaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract butterflies, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrate, Serrulate
Flowers: Panicle, Blue, Violet, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves broad-oval, to 4-8cm long x 2-3cm wide, margin serrulate, petioles 6-9mm long; flowers scented, powder blue, in panicles 10-13cm long, Jun-Sept. Winter ID: 1-3 oblong pubescent buds per node, 2mm long; terminal clusters of floret buds.