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Ceratostigma willmottianum - Stapf.
                 
Common Name Chinese Plumbago, Chinese Leadwort
Family Plumbaginaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Warm valleys at forest edges or in thickets; 700--3500 m. Gansu (Wen Xian), W Guizhou, S and W Sichuan, SE Xizang, E and N Yunnan[266].
Range E. Asia - W. China to Tibet.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Blue. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer. Form: Spreading or horizontal.

Ceratostigma willmottianum Chinese Plumbago, Chinese Leadwort


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Ceratostigma willmottianum Chinese Plumbago, Chinese Leadwort
G.A. Cooper @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
   
Physical Characteristics
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Ceratostigma willmottianum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Bach.

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Distrust of self', 'Doubt of one's ability' and 'Foolishness'[209].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Foundation. Prefers a light moderately fertile and retentive soil with good drainage, though it tolerates poor dry soils[200] and grows well on chalk[11]. Requires a sunny position[11, 200]. Plants are not fully hardy in Britain, especially if treated as shrubs, but if treated as herbaceous perennials they succeed outdoors in areas where winter temperatures do not fall below about -10 to -15°c[200]. When the woody stems survive the winter it is best to prune them hard in the spring in order to obtain better flowering[11]. Plants flower best on the current years growth[200]. Most, if not all the plants in cultivation in Britain, derive from an original two plants raised from seed in 1908[11]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Special Features: Blooms are very showy.
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of rooted suckers in the spring[200]. Layering in the spring. Plants often self-layer[200]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood in a closed frame[200]. Plants should be overwintered in a frost-free frame or greenhouse for their first winter[200].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Ceratostigma plumbaginoidesBlue leadwood, Blue Plumbago, Perennial Plumbago, Leadwort00
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