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what's wrong with my Rhododendron

My rhododendronl's leaves went brown and yellow in the last few days. It did have very good flowers this spring. I don't know what it wrong at the moment. image









  • XX Posts: 707

    Hi Maggie, is it getting too much sun?  It's been very warm and bright the past few days.....

  • Hi Paul,

    So glad to hear it. Yes, it almost has full sun on the daytime. I thought it has a serious disease. Finally, the lovely Summer arrived but it too much. image

    It's in a pot at the moment. Should I move it in shade area tomorrow?

    Thanks a lot.

  • XX Posts: 707

    I would image, give it a bit of a rest from the sun and some TLC.

  • Okey. Thank you so much. image

  • XX Posts: 707

    You won't rescue the leaves that have been turned brown/yellow but hopefully it won't get any worse.

  • Yes, Paul. I agree with you. The brown leaves are quite crisp and I have already cut them off. I moved the plant to a shade area this morning. Hopefully, this could help it during the hot Summer.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135

    maggie is it in quite a small pot? It might be dried out as well as getting too much sun. If they're in the ground it's easier for them to get enough moisture and then they can cope with the sun. Makes it harder when they're in pots in this weather! A little feed may be needed too but make sure it's well hydrated before you add any as it'll go run straight through if the compost's dry. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Hi Fairygirl, Thanks for the message. The pot is around 38-40cm. At first, I thought might be the acid level is not enough in the soil, so I added some Rhododendron compost and gave it good water last night. I move it to a shade area this morning as well. I will see what happens in couple of days, finger crossed.image

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