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Ceanothus query

Hello,

I have an established Ceanothus Blue Mound.

The plant flowered in April-May this year as usual & I pruned it back to about 6ft & it flourished, growing strongly over the summer. 

The ongoing warm weather seems to have confused it & it started to flower again mid-September, all through October & is still flowering now, with new buds visible, on 8th November although over the last week we have finally started to get frosts &  temperatures under 5c here in Surrey.It has only ever flowered previously once a year in April-May. 

I've only ever pruned it in June once it has stopped flowering but now am unsure what to do. Should I allow it to grow over the winter & prune it early March? Should this plant even be flowering twice in a year? 

Any advice would be much appreciated. 

Anna 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,706

    I would not prune it until after flowering next May. Doing it now would certainly be bad, if we get a cold winter.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,706

    3X, is that all?image

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Thank-you very much for all your adviceimage

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