Ceanothus advice needed

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1:27 PM - Aug 12, 2010 #1

Dad's got a giant ceanothus in the garden & it's leaning quite a lot. Can we cut into the main trunk without killing it? I've no idea which one it is.
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9:28 PM - Aug 12, 2010 #2

All I know is that we chopped ours back rather drastically and it never recovered. We had to dig it out in the end.
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9:41 PM - Aug 12, 2010 #3

I suspected something like that! Thanks CA
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7:47 AM - Aug 13, 2010 #4

Yes, Jo, CA's dead right. Get rid. If he loves it buy a new one, BUT prune it every year, after flowering, to just below the old flower head. Dead-head, I suppose. This will help keep it bushy and compact. Never cut into old wood
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10:24 AM - Aug 13, 2010 #5

I think it's going to fall over if it doesn't get cut back so he might as well chop it & see what happens. He has got another one anyway & I think it's a chance to make a change as it's too big a plant for that spot. Thanks ladies!
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6:46 PM - Aug 15, 2010 #6

Going to have to do the same with a neighbours... it's grown towards the sun, which is my side and to be honest she gets none of it's glory, F'raid its'gonna be dug out
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12:10 PM - Aug 18, 2010 #7

Shame to lose such beautiful plants. I only have a spreader but I really must get a good shrub & put it where it will be able to grow freely.
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6:55 PM - Aug 18, 2010 #8

I just love this shrub when I've seen pictures that you've posted from across the pond.  I've never seen this beauty here.  I suspect it's not hardy in my zone.
such a shame as I would love to grow it. 
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7:53 PM - Aug 19, 2010 #9

Yes, you're right Shirl, they can be border-line hardy even here.
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8:48 PM - Jul 23, 2018 #10

Hi. I have a Ceanothus Yankee Point. It's suffered a bit with the dry weather but it seems healthy. Its now produced some small black pods. Can anyone tell me what they are?
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10:27 PM - Jul 23, 2018 #11

Try googling Ceanothus seed pods
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