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By Moped

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have 2 blue ceanothus in my garden. One is a very small tree like bush and has flowered beautifully (this is in afternoon sun). The larger one which is a small tree with 3 arms has just 2 flowers on the whole thing. This is in light shade most of the day and then eveningf sun. As I have only just moved into the house I dont know its history. Does anyone know any reason. Should it have been pruned and not been.



There are Spring and Summer flowering C's and also autumn flowering C's.The early flowering ones are pruned after flowering but just enough to keep them to the shape you want. The autumn flowering C's are pruned early in the year and again lightly. In my garden they seem to thrive well in all but extremely windy conditions. Many members have lost C's this winter because of the weather so I would not worry too much about yours.

8 Jul, 2010


See what happens next year, but Ceanothus do prefer a full sun position. Sounds like you have two different varieties anyway, hence the difference in size and shape.

8 Jul, 2010


Bamboo and Scotsgran. Many thanks for your responses regarding my Ceanothus. I'm going to try pruning now and see what happens.

8 Jul, 2010


NO! They must be pruned immediately after flowering, Moped.

8 Jul, 2010


Unless they are too big for the space you want to give them I would leave them this year and see what happens next year. They are evergreen and will fill a space in your garden through the winter when we need all the colour we can get.

8 Jul, 2010

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