Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’

Blueblossom 'Skylark'

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 6' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



‘Skylark’ has a longstanding reputation as an adaptable compact ceanothus. This popular shrub originated in Oregon and is thought to be a hybrid between Ceanothus thyrsiflorus and Ceanothus velutinus. It grows fairly densely in an upright form with oval dark green leaves. The final height will vary with growing conditions, but a maximum height of six feet is a reasonable expectation after several years. The flowers are large and sky blue. After blooming the flower stalks may be trimmed to promote a cleaner appearance. ‘Skylark’ is relatively tolerant of shade, though four hours of sun should be considered a minimum. Although it has a reputation for adaptability, well-draining soil and little or no water once the plant is established will both promote a healthy and long lived plant.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen