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Rhododendron problems

ThefahzaThefahza Posts: 1
I have a small new rhododendron which is in a pot . I’ve got the correct soil, fertiliser etc but, the leaves have gone brown and all have fallen off. I think I’ve watered it correctly and have taken care of it but it seems to be struggling.


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge Posts: 2,544
    Can you add a couple of photos to help us out? 
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  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,090
    I lost a small rhodie to frost this year. Exactly the same symptoms as yours.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    @Thefahza -Frost alone won't kill them, unless it was below about minus fifteen or twenty for a spell of time. They're supremely tough shrubs. It could happen if it was a young plant that had been grown undercover and then suddenly put out in freezing weather, and/or if there were other factors. It can be a combination of things, so more info is needed  :)
    It's more likely that it's already weakened for other reasons, the most common being that it's been dried out and can't support the foliage. In a pot, that's even more likely. 
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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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