I have a big old Rhodie that's losing its bark and has yellow leaves. Should I seal the bare wood with something -- wax? I don't want it to die. THANK YOU.
Rhodie Losing Bark
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The yellowing leaves and loss of bark is likely a sign of disease or insects.
Inspect the plant to see if you can identify any culprits.
Neem Oil is a good treatment as this works as both an insecticide and fungicide.
Do not try to cover the bark. This can lead to more disease issues.
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