Dwarf Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Chinese native groundcover perennial with wiry stems and fresh green foliage that adopts shades of scarlet red and bronze with cooler weather and frost. Bright, royal blue, five-petaled flowers speckle the foliage during late summer. A long growing season supports spreading thorough underground rhizomes and encourages a strong bloom. A popular choice for perennial beds and borders, mass planted as groundcover or erosion control, or as a container specimen.


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Dwarf Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
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1 gallon, 6" h x 8" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.