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  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    My "ceanothus"  flowers profusely in May & part June.  Healthy, sturdy, we've had it 3/4 years, grown in a pot (next to a jasmine idea on the one side & hydrangea the other (all in pots) It now looks like this...is there anything I should be doIng to it, like pruning?  or do I just leave it like this & when do I prune it?   Does anyone know if any "special care" is required when pruning?(like where NOT to prune)  

    sori don't know which variety it is......thankyou image 

     

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    please, I need to know how & when to prune my rhododendron?  Can anyone out there please advise me?   It flowers "profusely" & has done for 5 years now, in its pot, giving us a fantastic & fabulous display of pale pink flowers.  It's now very very big, & needs a prune - I have never pruned it!  No idea how to go about it, and when & by how much?  Would really appreciate some advice & any tips.  thankyou image 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Tads, as far as the ceonothus goes, if your'e happy with it's size then just cut off the flowered tips and let it get on with it, if not prune back to about 6 inches from the tip. As for the rhododendron, see the link below to the rhs, it's not difficult and they don't mind a hard prune.

    http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=168 

  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    thankyou Dave.  One thing, on the ceanothus, lots of the leaves have turned crispy & brown & fallen off. It's only July, so am not sure this should be happening ? That's why I posted a closeup photo as well.....any ideas ? 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd repot it tads, sounds like it's pot bound and starving, pot into a third size larger pot or put it in the garden.

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    mmmn, thanx, think u r right...image 

     

  • I have a ceanothus tree in my garden, last autumn I gave it a much needed thin out, mostly dead wood... Thinking I'd re shape it this year after flowering, then lost the main branch in a storm last winter... It seems to have coped surprisingly well and has new growth form the trunks that remain, but it needs the canopy taking back now to reshape it as quite leggy without the main canopy branch... When and how is the best time to do this please? 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Do it now Emma, there is still time for it to recover, I'd take a few cuttings as well, they root very easily, feed and mulch it as well, it will be fine. They are fairly tough although not very long lived, about 8 - 10 years is average.

  • Wow I must ha a record then, I've lived here 4 years and my neighbour reckons it's at least 20 years old! I will do it this week then, thanks for the advice Dave image 

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