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How do I know if my ceanothus is dead ? It has brittle brown leaves and the branches are a green colour which is like moss.



it doesnt sound happy if the leaves are dry and brown. the green surface is either alga or lichen and not really a problem. use your thumb nail and scrape as small section of bark 3mm/1/4" long, if it is green it is alive if it is brown it is dead. Repeat further down the stem. if it is brown all the way down then you have lost it. I lost mine in last winter but it was 20 yrs old.

hope you find green.

26 Feb, 2011

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