Rhododendron Plants

How Do I Revive My Rhododendron?

Zone Copenhagen | Lovisa added on January 29, 2020 | Answered

This rhododendron was in my common garden when I moved in and seemed fine. Summer 2018 decided to cut it back and move it. Pretty sure it wasn't the right time for that and it seemed to have died completely. But now I can see some new growth on it, indicating it's still alive! Question is: can I move it back! And what do I do about all the dead branches? Please help me restore it to its former glory! P.S. I live in Copenhagen and the winter has beem exceptionally mild with no frost.

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Answered on January 29, 2020

It does appear to be making a comeback! Make sure that the area you plant is not in full sun. They will appreciate quite a bit of shade, and do not tolerate much sunlight.

I would recommend cutting them back until you find some living material. Once you find living wood, you can stop pruning that branch.

These shrubs can be quite particular, so the right environment is of utmost importance.

This article will help you to care for the shrub: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rhododendron/rhododendron-care.htm

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