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Q.I Have A New Rhododendron. Any Hints For Its Care?

Zone 60169. Hoffman estates il | Anonymous added on May 7, 2023 | Answered

New rhodendeum. What care do I give it?

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Answered on May 8, 2023

Rhododendrons should be planted in filtered shade and work well in groups. They like an acidic soil and you can fertilize it if needed with a fertilizer designed for acid loving plants. Make sure if you do any pruning, other than to remove dead wood, that it is done after flowering. Rhododendrons form their flower buds the previous season so pruning in late winter will cut off all the blooms.

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