Ceanothus with wind damage

Martina Roche asked 13 years ago

I have two 3 year old Ceanothus which unfortunately this year suffered severe wind damage to one side. They look unsightly at the moment with one side in full bloom and the other side nearly bare. Can I cut plants back after flowering or will I have to be more ruthless and get rid? Thanking you in advance

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Ceanothus does not re-grow well on the side if all the green growth is burned, and tends to grow in the opposite direction. Light pruning might help to restore a balanced shape.

But if this is not possible, it might be necessary to remove them, bearing in mind that if it happened in one year, it is likely to happen again.