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ceanothus life expectancy


By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

My daughter has been told that evergreen ceanothus has a relatively short life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. She believes I have access to virtually unlimited brain power in GoY and wonders whether this could be confirmed or refuted. Personally, I would be very interested to know if this information about plants is available anywhere - it is something I haven't given a thought to previously.



Bernard, I have just had a quick look on Google where they say that Ceanothus has a life expectancy of ten years. This surprises me as there is a house just down the road that had a huge climbing Ceanothus all the way up the wall and would be well over ten years old. I suspect that it might be the named cultivars that have the shorter life.

25 May, 2009


It's true you know, 10 years ( to 15 ) if you're lucky. Although, cutting back hard may increase survival generating new life. I'm not sure but it's obviously the case here. Great.

26 May, 2009


Thank you for your answers which are very helpful.

27 May, 2009

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