|We have two rhododendrens 8 feet tall and about 3-4" thick trunks. I have tested the soil and it seems that the soil is acidic enough, but some of the leaves are medium to light yellow and are dropping off. |
We brought the property last year and there was a great deal of dropping leaves. I fed them with MG spikes, but the color is still not right and the leaves are still dropping. I want to transplant them, but I not sure whether or not that would help.
Do you have any suggestions for treating these shrubs (trees)?
|The plants may be showing signs of stress due to the drought last year or winter wind and sun or a soil imbalance or poor drainage or they may have some sort of disease or insect problem. Since transplanting is extremely stressful, it would probably not be a good idea to move them while they seem to be suffering from some other problem already. You might want to consult with your county extension (599-6162) as to the reason for the yellowing and leaf drop before determining the best course of action for these plants.|