Rhododendron Pruning In Fall. Best time for trimming rhododendrons. Pruning immediately after the blooming period is standard practice.
You can cut back woody branches into areas where no leaves or lower twigs exist. Follow the branch down to the last whorl of leaves you want to keep and cut just above those leaves, about 1/4 inch (6 mm.) above the topmost leaf in this cluster. Click to see full answer.
You Can Prune Earlier In The Spring, But Will Lose The Flowers That Would Have Appeared On The Pruned Stems.
Caring for rhododendrons in spring: However, very little pruning is required. How do i prune a huge rhododendron?
Some Rhododendrons That Bloom Very Heavily Can Be Pruned Prior To Bloom To Reduce The Number Of Flowers And Thus Maintain Plant Vigor.
However, some rhododendrons that bloom very heavily should be pruned prior to bloom to reduce the number of flowers and thus maintain vigor of the plant. Look carefully at your rhodos and see if you can tell which buds will form flowers. Pruning immediately after the blooming period is standard practice.
As Long As An Old, Leggy Rhododendron Is Not Weakened By A Disease, It Tolerates And Responds Very Well To A Severe Pruning, More Commonly Called A Rejuvenation Pruning By Horticulturists.
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