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Rhododendron leaves turning yellow and brittle

planted rhododendron 2 months ago, seems to be growing nicely howether some leaves are turning yellow and very brittle/crispy. Soil metre says the soil is moist.... also looks like new bud growth in July, but thought these only flowered in spring....can anyone advise??


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    It's normal for them to drop some leaves through the year - all evergreens do it.  :)
    The 'buds' are just new foliage.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,631
    They start making next year's flower buds in July/August so it's important to keep them well watered from now until the autumn rains or they'll drop the flower buds to save foliage which is their food factory.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586
    they like acid soil, ideally moist semi shade, yes lots of water for next years flowers
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