Rhododendron Plants
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Planting rhodendron on north west side of house that gets full sun after 2 pm in afternoon

Zone Saddle Brook, N.J. | Anonymous added on July 28, 2019 | Answered

The location for the rhodo gets full shade until 2 in the afternoon; thereafter, it receives full sun until 6 or 7. Would this location be okay to play a rhodo next spring?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 29, 2019

The conditions you describe are not the best for a rhododendron. Morning sun would be better and filtered sun in afternoon.

If that's the only space you have for it, then give it a go. The leaves can get sunburned, especially if not watered adequately. But don't keep the base of the plant too wet, as they are susceptible to crown rot.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rhododendron/rhododendron-care.htm

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