Skylark California Lilac

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This brilliantly blue, flowering beauty won't leave you feeling the blues. When you see the bushy blue blooms of the Skylark California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'), you'll be sure to feel joyful. It's no wonder these are known for being a gardener's favorite! They're easy to grow and absolutely breathtaking!

The Skylark California Lilac has the unique ability to produce A LOT of flowers. They're what botanists call "floriferous", meaning they can explode with flowers. At times, these bushy plants can be completely cloaked in cerulean blue. These flowers make late spring into summer a favorite time for gardeners that have the good sense to plant one of these in their gardens.

And these flowers emit a sweet, lovely fragrance!

When not in bloom, the Skylark California Lilac is still delightful. Glossy leaves are dark green and oval with ridges that give them a rippled texture and stick around all year long. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 10, these plants have a 4-6 foot height and 6-7 foot width.

Planting and Application:

The blue clusters of petite blooms make butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other birds a bit cheerier, too. These and other pollinators are sure to frequent your garden and help improve your ecosystem. So, make sure you have your camera handy because the bright blue flowers make for the perfect background when you're snapping some shots of butterflies.

This broad-leaved evergreen is a great way to add intense color to your garden! This plant is quite versatile, you can plant it as a hedge or add height to your garden behind rows of smaller flowers. It would look lovely on a patio, too. No matter where you place the Skylark California Lilac, it's sure to create a stunning and vibrant effect.

Plant as the crown jewel of a Rock Garden as a focal point in a xeric garden, or en masse throughout a sun-drenched site! California Lilacs are also on defensible fire-wise landscaping plant lists!

  • Bursts with Blue Bunches of Flowers!
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Glossy Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Fragrant Blooms & Tons of Them!
  • Xeric, Fire-Scaping, Hedges & Backdrops & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ceanothus are very low maintenance once established and they don't like any coddling! A spot with full sun is perfect for the Skylark California Lilac. It's even been reported that they can live up to twenty-five years in ideal soil and sun conditions. Adapted to a wide range of different types of soil and thriving in poor soil. Give young plants low amounts of regular water during their first season only. This will help their roots establish themselves in your soil. Prune right after blooming to remove spent flowers and to keep your plant looking even and full.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Clay, Sand, Poor & Rocky Soil
  • Tolerant of Coastal & Saline Conditions
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Grows Without Supplemental Water Once Established
  • Nitrogen-Fixing Plant

This floriferous blue beauty will add excitement and enchantment to your landscape. You'll love this one, order Skylark California Lilac today from!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Skylark California Lilac get?

The Skylark California Lilac has a mature height of 4-6 feet tall and a mature spread of 6-7 feet wide.

How long does a Skylark Californian Lilac last?

Lasting several weeks, the blooms of the Skylark California Lilac in optimal conditions can add color and mild fragrance to your landscape for several weeks in spring to summer! These plants can live for years in optimal conditions.

Does Skylark California Lilac need full sun?

The Skylark California Lilac does best in full sun, anything less than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day will result in leggy, spindly growth and small or absent blooms.

How long does Skylark California Lilac take to grow?

In optimal conditions, you can expect these medium-to-fast growth rate plants to grow 1-2 feet of growth a year. Be sure to provide fertile well-drained soil and moderate moisture for the best growth and health.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Skylark California Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Glossy Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes