5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Chinese Plumbago Overview
Ceratostigma willmottianum is a spreading, deciduous shrub that brings welcome colour to the garden in late summer/early autumn. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Masses of vivid cobalt-blue flowers appear from August to October (UK) and then in autumn, this shrub gives a second burst of colour when it's leaves turn a rich russet-red.
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How to propagate Chinese Plumbago
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.
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Other uses of Chinese Plumbago
This low maintenance plant is best in towards the front of a sheltered, sunny border in soil that does not get too dry. It is perfect for banks and slopes of cottage gardens but equally suits containers in Mediterranean style gardens.