Another Rhododendron Question (Growing Habit) - Knowledgebase Question

Knoxville, Te
Question by jason73
April 13, 2010
I thought I had planted these Rhodo's in the perfect spot, while they both do look great, I'm worried about the growing habit of this one. The part that is growing the fastest is the part that is getting the most light as it passes over my house, is this something I should be concerned about? Here is a pic of it. Thanks

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2010


You're right, the part that's getting a little more sunshine is growing much faster. However, you can prune your rhodie back to make it look a little more even. Rhodies generally prefer shady or partly sunny spots. If you were to move it into more sunshine you'd probably notice sunscald on the leaves. I'd just shorten the errant branch to keep the plant more symmetrical in appearance.

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