Water for Transplanted Ceanothus

Jer999May 7, 2013


I got 2 fairly large ceanothus from a local nursery (Pacific Northwest).

I understand Ceanothus are drought tolerant and generally don't like a lot of water. At the same time, I know that new trees/shrubs should be watered more than normal during their first few weeks to help them get established.

Are there any general rules for how much water I should be giving the Ceanothus? One in particular is looking a little weary (fading and dropping some leaves) and I'm trying to figure out if it's getting too much or not enough water. I've been using a slow drip hose for about an hour once a week. The dirt around the rootball feels quite dry. In an established Ceanothus I'd think this would be fine, but am wondering if I should try and keep the soil damp during these early days.


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I've never grown Ceanothus (although I'd like to) but my vote would be to give it some extra water until established. I doubt you're overwatering it if the soil feels that dry. Just my guess.

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