Rhododendrons: Effective Maintenance Pruning

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  1. Neil

    Neil New Member

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    Attached is a picture of my rhodo taken yesterday in full bloom. Note the number of new shoots without blooms that my wife calls Bracchia.

    I believe that the plant could do much better, perhaps if I pruned it more effectively. Is it simply a matter of pruning just above the latent buds at the top of the old wood as I have read online, or is there something else that I should be doing?
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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