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22/08/2013 at 16:56

I have a rhodo that I planted in 2010. We are on heavy clay, so dug out a not very large area and filled it with rhodo compost. This is what it looked like in it's first year: -

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29739.jpg?width=292&height=280&mode=max

 It has grown a bit and is now this size, growing over plants in the next bed.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29740.jpg?width=275&height=242&mode=max

I searched GW.com for pruning rhodo's but did not find anything, and some people say  it can be killed off by pruning.

Does anyone have experience of successful rhodo pruning ? because advice would be appreciated.. Also, I get concerned it  will eventually give up growing because of the size of the bed I put it in - is this likely ?

22/08/2013 at 16:58

I pruned mine last week cut 7 foot of the top of it! However it probably won't flower next year... If pruned hard they tend not to flower next year

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