rhododendron yak princess leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, Pe
Question by maaestros
May 24, 2010
The rhododendron has completed flowering. Some of the leaves are now brown and curling around the edges. Help!
Is there a deficiency?

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2010


The brown margins and curling leaves can indicate overwatering, or might indicate a highly alkaline soil. Rhodies grow best in acidic soils. If the soil is too alkaline, nutrients will be bound up and not readily available to the roots of your plant. Try feeding with a specialized Rhododendron/Azalea fertilizer and water with care so the soil has a chance to dry out slightly between waterings. Hope you see an improvement soon!

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