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Rhododendron problem

markie6657markie6657 Alvechurch, WorcestershirePosts: 36
hi, anyone any idea what is the problem with this Rhododendron plant please apart from the fact it looks destined for the bin. We've others in the garden that aren't affected, thank you


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,936
    looks like it's been left to become bone dry at some point. 
    Have you checked the roots to see if it's vine weevil? No idea if they're fond of rhododendrons though.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,194
    It should be in the ground, it won’t be happy in a little bucket, if it was mine I’d dump it and buy another.  In my opinion once a plant has been left to get that stressed, it takes a long time to recover, if ever. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,971
    I'd agree. That's got little, to no, chance of ever reviving.

    Adult weevils will munch the foliage Hosta, but in my experience, they don't really go for the roots in any way. Having said that - a weak plant in a pot could be vulnerable. I can't see any damage to the folaige though, so it's probably unlikely.

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

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