Rhododendrons: Only 1 flower on my rhodo...

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Paulina, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Paulina

    Paulina Active Member

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    2 years ago I transplanted a Rhodo from my Mom-in-law's into my garden. It's been very, very leafy, but last year only about 5 flowers, and this year only 1 lonely flower! What to do? I trimmed it down a bit last year, dead-headed and took all the dead leaves off when they were done... maybe I should just leave it alone??
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    It was probably the pruning. The flower buds are set on the ends of the previous year's strongest shoots each fall.
     
  3. Paulina

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    Okay, so I'll leave it alone this year. Thanks a bunch... I kinda thought I over-babied it...
     

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