Can my rhodedendron be saved? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by nmariean
July 8, 2010
I bought a rhodedendron last year, transplanted it into a larger pot (24

Answer from NGA
July 8, 2010
Winter damage can cause the leaf problems you describe, but so can root rot from overly wet soils. I'd prune away the affected foliage and stems. Rhodies develop new growth and flower buds for next spring's floral display during the summer months. Pruning it back now will encourage flowering next spring. Best wishes with your rhododendron!

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