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Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
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patrob
Mar 25, 2015 3:56 PM CST
I have two cenizos (Texas sage: Leucophyllum frutescens) that are about six feet tall and wide. One is looking very bare this spring, but the other still has quite a few leaves. Can a cenizo leaf out fully again or should I remove the bare one and start over?
Thanks for your help!
Patricia
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 25, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Are the branches brittle? If you scratch some bark down low, is it green underneath?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 26, 2015 10:54 PM CST
I agree with Celia. It is cold hardy down to 5F, and pretty much pest and disease free. About the only thing that gives them trouble are acidic soil and too much water. Here is some info from the Texas Native Plant database and the LBJ Wildflower Center.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/...

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LEFR3
Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Tip Photographer Region: Texas Cat Lover
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patrob
Mar 27, 2015 8:19 AM CST
There lots of brittle branches and only a few with any leaves at all. It is growing in alkaline soil that drains well, and the only watering it gets is rain. I'm going to prune off all dead wood and wait to see if it will put on some growth, I had the man with the skid steer skip it when he was clearing brush earlier this week.
Thanks, Celia and Jean, for your help.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Mar 27, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Let us know what eventually happens. Smiling
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 27, 2015 12:28 PM CST
yes, please do.
Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Tip Photographer Region: Texas Cat Lover
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patrob
Mar 27, 2015 3:33 PM CST
I will.

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