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10/04/2012 at 11:41

Hello can you tell me why the leaves on my Rhododendron are hanging right down under the buds but are still green.They look all wilted. Thanks  

11/04/2012 at 04:52

lacking of water?

11/04/2012 at 09:09

no have given it plenty of water and its been in the ground a number of years now .Its been like it all winter but does not seem to be recovering.

    11/04/2012 at 12:14

Hello Carolyn Gray,

Unfortunately this could be phytophthora. Unfortunately there is no chemical treatment for this that amateur gardeners can use. Generally removal of the plant is recommended, and repacement with a species that is not susceptible. To check for it, remove some bark at the base of the main stem and look for black-brown / red-brown discolouration.

Emma

gardenersworld.com team

13/04/2012 at 15:05

Hi Emma, I have looked at the stem and it looks nice and healthy and solid with no discolouration. I will just have to hope it recovers.Thanks. 

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