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Shrub identification and diagnosis

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CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 22:46:27

Hi all, this bush growing next to our house has started dying off. Cab anyone identify it and tell me what the problem is?
It appears to have a mixture if leaves vari and non, clusters of small blue flowers during summer months. Evergreen. On the north face and quite a dry soil.

CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 22:48:48

Additional photo

Orchardgreen Sun 27-May-18 22:51:35

I think it's a ceanothus. Aka Californian lilac

CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 22:54:24

Possible, the flowers are not as prolific as the Internet images though. Could be a symptom of its problem.

Orchardgreen Sun 27-May-18 22:54:59

They are notorious for dying after about 10 years.

CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 23:07:26

Oh I see. Looks like I need to find a replacement. Thankyou. It was here when we moved in 5years ago.

Ankhesenamun Mon 28-May-18 07:14:40

Yes, replacing is the best course of action

Trethew Mon 28-May-18 08:19:31

Agree. Looks like Ceanothus Zanzibar. As pp have said, they are short lived shrubs anyway, and many were hit badly by beast from the east

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