Rhododendron Plants
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Rhododendron problem

Anonymous added on April 11, 2016 | Answered

My rhododendron is about 9 years old and thriving until the deer helped themselves to the leaves on the outer branches. Should I prune those branches off or wait and hope they come back? I live in zone 3-4 in Wisconsin. Thank you Ginny

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 12, 2016

I would refrain from pruning at this point because your rhododendron will likely recover provided it doesn't happen two years in a row. This article will explain more:
http://www.hortmag.com/weekly-tips/qa/deerandrhododendrons

For more information on pruning rhododendrons, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rhododendron/pruning-rhododendrons.htm

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