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I am quite new to gardening and I am looking for suggestions for evergreen shrubs,(not climbers) with blue flowers, that grown no more than 3 feet tall, that like full sun and a chalky soil. Also tolerant to strong winds and sea air. Thanks.



There are only a few shrubs with blue flowers and even fewer that would be able to tolerate coastal conditions.
A small hebe (such as 'Autumn Glory) would be suitable. If sheltered from the worst of the weather, lavender would also grow well

14 Aug, 2008


I have spent some time checking this one out and agree with Andrew - there are very few blue-flowered evergreen shrubs. I found Hebe 'Mrs Winder' (A.K.A. 'Waikiki' or 'Warleyense'), Teucrium fruticans - silver leaved with pale blue flowers and Ceanothus species - there's thyrsiflorus repens which is a spreader, or 'Burkwoodii' which could be kept back to your 3' with pruning. (normally grows to 5') Hope this helps. P.S. If the soil is too chalky, the Ceanothus would unfortunately not thrive - they'd become chlorotic (yellowed leaves, needing treatment)

14 Aug, 2008


Teucrium can be pruned hard, if not it gets very big.

15 Aug, 2008

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