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I have a tall out of shape ceanothus which is turning into a tree can I cut it off low down on the trunk to regenerate it?


  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    This was one of my first questions on this forum. Unfortunately, a Ceanothus over 10 years old has had it. They don't live much longer than that.  
    SW Scotland
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    edited March 2020
    Ceanothus shrubs are very unpredictable. I would not have it pruned so severely, they require light yearly pruning. Once the branches harden and grow thick, they struggle to grow back
  • I am not terribly knowledgeable, but we heavily trimmed our Ceanothus a couple of years back from the bottom up actually from a large shrub to create a tree like specimen which is loved by the birds - its bloomed well and we just reshape it gently once a year.
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