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A picture of a Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Ceanothus 'Concha'

Also known as

Californian lilac

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Californian Lilac 'Concha'

A blue purple flowering Ceanothus 'Concha' in a garden next to a gazebo
A Ceanothus 'Concha' plant covered in prolific purple flowers
A photo of Californian Lilac 'Concha'
A photo of Californian Lilac 'Concha'
A photo of Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Californian Lilac 'Concha' Overview

Ceanothus 'Concha' is commonly known as Californian lilac 'Concha'. It's an evergreen shrub cultivar in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae. This cultivar has a dense, bushy habit and produces arching stems with narrow foliage. Leaves are dark green, ridged in texture and shiny in appearance. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It produces showy, spherical clusters densely packed with deep blue flowers. These appear from late spring and flowers have distinct contrasting yellow stamens in the centre.

Common problems with Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Can also be affected by scale insects.

Californian Lilac 'Concha' Companion Plants

How to propagate Californian Lilac 'Concha'


Semi-hardwood cuttings are reccomended.

Special features of Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Californian Lilac 'Concha'

Grown for their small but densely clustered, mainly blue flowers. Attractive to bees.