Q.spring pruning winter damage of rhododendron
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?
I would go ahead and prune the dead or damaged areas of your rhododendron now.
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