Rhododendron Plants

Spring Pruning Winter Damage of Rhododendron

Anonymous added on May 7, 2016 | Answered

This winter was unusually cold and deep snow. The one nearest the road appears to have suffered the most and has a significant amount of dead leaves. Is it better to trim the dead area now, or wait until the fall?

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Answered on May 9, 2016

I would go ahead and prune the dead or damaged areas of your rhododendron now.

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