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Californian Lilac Ceanothus help required

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:17

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17505.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

Just for all to see, this is how it looks in summer, sounds like we might be OK to have a go at cutting back.

 

Californian Lilac Ceanothus help required

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 11:51

Cheers nutcutlet, it's got to a size now where I will be forced to do something.

There are no issues with stability or disease, it's a fantastic specimen, was just worried that it wouldn't re-grow from the old wood.

Happy to take a sparse year if it means long term the tree can stay.

Californian Lilac Ceanothus help required

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 11:36

Hi, we have a beautiful evergreen Ceanothus in our front garden. It is very well established and now over 15ft tall.

It is well shaped into a dome and gives fantastic colour when in bloom. Conscious of its size (and my next door neighbour) I'd like to cut it back this year.

However I'm concerned that the old wood doesn't seem to re-shoot... though i've not pruned it back hard at any point, I'm worried that if we do some large scale pruning the plant wont re-generate, and we'd hate to lose it.

All the guide books i've found discuss the plant as a small shrub and state that pruning isn't all that necessary... however trust me this one needs a good haircut! Anyone have any experience or suggestions for dealing with a Ceanothus of this size?

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