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Is my ceonophis dead?


Any ideas? It doesn't have any foliage on it at all this year and it's looking very bare

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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    I presume you meant Ceanothus?
    It certainly looks dead, being evergreen it should have foliage . However, give it the benefit of the doubt and wait until other shrubs are showing new growth in early Spring, if nothing new appears then I'm afraid it is time to remove it and replace with something new.
    Ceanothus are relatively short-lived, and often succumb to excess wet, cold, and strong winds.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,998
    Assuming you do mean ceanothus, it does look like it has died. They are pretty short lived, but you could try the bark test. This means scratching it with your thumb nail to expose the bark,  if it's brown it's dead, if green there's still hope (try it in several places).
  • Yeah sorry autocorrect changed it but I do mean ceanothus. Shame if it is dead as removing it will leave a big gap. Any ideas of  something quick growing that will fill the void. A tree preferably 
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Cotoneaster Hybidus Pendulus is a good filler, evergreen, flowers followed by berries.
    Or C. Cornubia
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/98472/Cotoneaster-Hybridus-Pendulus/Details
    https://www.chewvalleytrees.co.uk/products/detail/cotoneaster-cornubia
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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