I'm a strata maintenance landscaper and as such we sometimes have to do things that we are asked, not necessarily what may be best for the plants. We are currently working on some heavy rejuvination pruning of all the shrubs in the fronts of this townhouse complex. The snow is still on the ground (Dec) but the temps have remained above zero. I had to take a large leaf rhodo that was between 4-5 ft tall down to 18 inches. All that is left is a single trunk split into three branches 1 1/2 -2 inches in diameter, no other small branches or leaves. I made very clean cuts on a slight angle. The strata council is pleased, the resident is FREAKED! Have I killed it or is Mother Nature going to save my bacon and eventually regrow a great rhodo? Help, how hard is too hard when it comes to pruning Rhodos?