Rhododendron - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lucieljr
April 16, 2010
We just purchased 3 rhododendrons from Home Depot. I have 2 questions. What can I use to keep the deer away? One of the plants is droopy. What can I do to remedy that?

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010
Sounds like transplant shock for the droopy one and there's nothing you need to do other than to water them deeply once or twice a week (depending upon weather). As soon as the root system adjusts, the plant will perk up. Unfortunately, deer love rhododendrons so you may need to spray the leaves with Ropel or Deer Away (it's nasty tasting stuff) or even put up a temporary fence around each shrub to keep deer from munching on them.

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