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Ceanothus for bees/butterflies?

Hi guys,

Does anyone know if Ceanothus are a good bee/butterfly attractor?

Thanks,

Justin

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    It's on a lot of the bee plant lists but I've never noticed it attracting  many

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    It attracts bees but not butterflies
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    We used to have one and it would be buzzing with bees.

  • The thing I find is, especially if you look at the "Perfect for pollinators" list, pretty much every plant is on there!

    However it scores 90 on here which is quite high:

    http://beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org/finder

  • butterfly6butterfly6 Posts: 46

    Yes mine always full of Bees.

  • angie4angie4 Posts: 44

    Don't know about ceanothus but Cerinthe major attracts bees like a honeypot!

  • clkclk Posts: 95

    I've never seen any bees on my ceanothus - perhaps there are some which are bee-attracting and some that aren't?

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    My ceanothus Concha was, in fact still is, buzzing with bees.

    Looks spectacular as well.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    Borage was the best here last year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    Also Echium and echinops, there were loads actually.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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