Another Ceanothus question
Below is a pic of my Concha's. They were put in Sept 2008.
They do flower but mostly just lose leaves. The wall is west facing they get sun from about 10 am to 4 pm then blocked and in winter not much sun at all maybe 2 hours around noon. I have shut the sprinkler zone off now but I am wondering if maybe not established enough and I should continue until winter. After about 2 months in the ground and until last week they got 15 minutes from the sprinkler system once a week. I try and keep the mulch away from the main step but the wind just blows it around.
Anybody have any suggestions to improve vitality and to promote growth. If I cut back after flowering will that help or what should I do?
All my other ceanothus are doing fabulous but they get more sun.