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Frost damaged rhododendron buds

cazjohnnocazjohnno Posts: 12
edited May 2021 in Plants
We have beautiful rhododendron that are very well established but this year they have had their buds devastated by frost damage, does anyone know if should I deadhead them please? The bushes are starting to look quite sad.

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,727
    Can we have a picture
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,126
    Yes, we have 3 five foot tall ones in pots. All damaged by the frost.

    If you gently twist one of the dead buds (dark brown) it will be soft and dry and will easily come away from the plant.

    If you leave them on, the plant will grow round them. But they look ugly until they drop off.

    I had to remove about a hundred buds from just one plant. Soul destroying.
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  • cazjohnnocazjohnno Posts: 12
    pansyface said:
    Yes, we have 3 five foot tall ones in pots. All damaged by the frost.

    If you gently twist one of the dead buds (dark brown) it will be soft and dry and will easily come away from the plant.

    If you leave them on, the plant will grow round them. But they look ugly until they drop off.

    I had to remove about a hundred buds from just one plant. Soul destroying.
    pansyface said:
    Yes, we have 3 five foot tall ones in pots. All damaged by the frost.

    If you gently twist one of the dead buds (dark brown) it will be soft and dry and will easily come away from the plant.

    If you leave them on, the plant will grow round them. But they look ugly until they drop off.

    I had to remove about a hundred buds from just one plant. Soul destroying.
    Can we have a picture
    Can we have a picture
    Can we have a picture
    I’ve added a photo of one  😊




  • cazjohnnocazjohnno Posts: 12
    Yes it must have been soul destroying, you see the buds appearing then this.😞
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