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Californian lylac

I have three of these shrubs. One a standard 2 are low growing. In Scotland we had a very cold winter. Their leaves are all brown and when you touch those leaves they fall apart. There are signs of green leaves. Are these plants dead or past it. 

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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,629
    Lots of ceanothus have struggled with this last winter.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    dead or dying. I thought mine had survived but lost its flower buds but the leaves are getting browner by the day
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,062
    I posted the same (with some pics) a few weeks back
     
    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1010730/evergreen-ceanothus-x2-in-decline#latest

    I have been pleasantly surprised to see quite a lot of new leaf growth on even the most damaged limbs. They (x3) very nearly got the chop but glad to say it looks like patience (not a normal trait of mine) has / will be rewarded. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 4,197
    My plant, which is 'Gloire de Versailles' and is sometimes deciduous, defoliated a few weeks back, but is in full leaf again.  No dieback, except by pruning..
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