Wrong advice on plant labels?
I recently purchased a Ceanothus repens on which the label read Height 2.4m spread 1.8m. I have since discovered that it is in fact the other way round which means I have to find a different spot for it. Admittedly this was not from a GC (B&Q in fact) but I wouldn't expect the label to be wrong. Any one else had a similar problem?
That being said
my little bit of school Latin tells me the word ‘repens’ would indicate a low growing spreader. However the RHS says here that it will grow taller if up against a wall
"only £ 5.99 or 3 for £20!!!
Practically everyone else in the shop would pay you to take it away.
Plant in moist well-drained soil."
I bought a Deutzia gracilis last year, the picture and description showed it to be white, described as pure white. But the flowers when they opened were slightly pink. This year I hoped it might come clean, but still a little bit pink.
It is in a pot which might account for the colour. We will see next year planted out what it does.
The height and spread says Three feet.
I cut it hard back after flowering and the new shoots are about that height now.
I do buy from nurseries and specialist growers, but sometimes if something looks nice who does not impulse buy from a non garden centre or nursery.
... that’s empathetic irony.