We have an 11 yr old ceanothus on our south facing garage wall next to a fairly busy road. It has thrived (it is about 7 ft tall and has a span of about 12ft) until this winter; now about 80% of it is brown and crumbles - pretty dead looking basically. Once all the dead is cut out it will look very sad. Will it grow back from the base if we cut it right down to the ground? Or might new growth come through on the apparently dead branches? One last question - if it's dead full stop, how big a job will digging it out be :-( ? Appreciate any help, thank you.
- 12 Feb, 2011