Dorset, United Kingdom
Any ideas about a Clianthus that is dying on its feet. It has been fine for a number of years so its position must be ok - it is against a west facing wall albeit in line with the gap between garage and house where north and east winds funnel through (though these are slightly lessened by a solid gate)
Some branches began dying back around end of summer so cut them out to try and stop spread of any disease but dieback continued.
Maybe just old-age or perhaps some pollutant that has crept through the soil or even last winters extreme cold could have weakened it.
- 29 Oct, 2010