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heatheranne
Jun 11, 2020 3:15 PM CST
HI. I have a lovely dwarf rhododendron which it seems I have pruned wrongly last year. Half of the plant has bloomed beautifully and half has grown lovely new shoots. Can someone please advise how I can sort this out so that the whole plant will bloom again next year. I live in Scotland.
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DaisyI
Jun 11, 2020 7:26 PM CST
Welcome!

That's interesting because I planted a baby dwarf rhododendron about 1 1/2 years ago. It bloomed for the first time this spring. The parts that bloomed have not grown new stems but the parts that didn't have new stems. Weird! Maybe the growth style of dwarf rhododendrons?

As I have new growth (as do you), so I'm not going to worry about the lopsided growth habit (mine is literally one side vs other side). I'm am thinking about cutting out the old bloom stocks to maybe convince it to grow on the other half though. I bought a dwarf so I wouldn't have to worry about size - its in a container because our soil is so alkaline, I can't grow an azalea or a rhododendron in the ground.

Keep me posted.
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