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Re: ceanothus losing leaves

Ok- Chris you hit the nail on the head. ÂI'm sure it was getting too much water. ÂDug it up and moved it to a drier location, not sure if it will survive or not, but definitely has a better chance now. Â

On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM, Theresa G <tchessie@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok- no mildew on the leaves, but more leaves keep dropping.Â

Chris- as usual you are wealth of information! ÂSo, even though it is in a raised bed that has a mature tree in it, I am wondering if the plant is getting too much water. ÂI put in drip lines in spring and tried very hard to make sure the existing plants were situated with water (this has been a trial and error project). ÂSo. ÂI'm going to rearrange the drip line further away from the ceanothus for sure, and may consider moving is somewhat to a notoriously drier area closer to the back corner of my yard (which is what I want the plant to fill in and cover anyway. ÂIf it has root rot I may be too late and have to try again with a new plant, but we will try a shift and see if things improve.

Thanks all for your input.

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 9:09 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey <1002@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa G" <3a6a532b1@rewrite.hort.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:20:02 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] ceanothus losing leaves
> Any ideas about why my ceanothus Ray Hartman is dropping leaves? It
> is a young plant, but had been in the ground for more than a year.
> It seems to be getting enough water. Leaves are turning yellowish
> and eventually dropping. Slowly happening, and still has lots of
> leaves, but bare spot now. Ideas?

Hi Theresa,

It's not hardy for me here so I've never grown it, but I think
it's very susceptible to root rot.

How's the drainage there? This article about Ceanothus was
interesting to me:


The second-to-last photo is right above a section that talks about
watering and Ceanothus, if that helps.


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