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Is my Ceanothus ‘Concha’ dead or will it recover?

Hi all,
We have a had mature Ceanothus Concha in our garden for around 8-10 years. This spring, all of the leaves went brown and died for no apparent reason. I have asked around and the only reason I can come up with is that it may because of the dry summer we had last season. I was about to cut it down and replace with something else when I noticed a green shoot at the base with green leaves has sprouted. 

I have taken some images and attached. It was a lovely plant which the bees loved. I do t know if the rest of the plant is dead or not.  Is it worth waiting to give it a chance to recover or is the plant unrecoverable? 

Any advice would be appreciated 



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,348
    I think many of them are short lived. 
    If you can wait a while, that green shoot might grow on a bit, and you may be able to resurrect things a little. The rest is unlikely to come away though, by the look of it.  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DavekayDavekay Posts: 2
    Thanks very much for the advice. Looks like I’m going to have to get it out. Shame
  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 221
    I have Arboreus Trewithen Blue and have had them for about 4 years.  I was told when I bought them that they'd live between 5 and 10 years, but unlikely to last longer than that, so this sounds similar.  Sorry not to have happier news, but the silver lining is an excuse for a new plant :)
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