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14/07/2014 at 14:12


14/07/2014 at 14:15

Wonderful rhododendron, about 5 years old, flowers profusely, lives in Guildford in sheltered small garden in a pot, but getting rather large & needs pruning.  I know nothing about pruning Rhodies, when or how much to prune them & where to cut!  Can anybody please advise me/give me any tips? That would be kind, thankyou  




14/07/2014 at 14:26

Hi Tads

This should help

We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. To use the website as intended please Accept cookies           Register Sign in to the RHS Search the RHS     Search advice Shrubs: pruning evergreens

Once established, most evergreen shrubs are fairly low maintenance and need little or no regular pruning. Pruning, when required, is generally carried out in mid to late spring. Such plants fall into RHS Plant Selector pruning groups 8, 9 and 10.

  Quick facts Suitable for Evergreen shrubs
Timing April to May, or after flowering
Difficulty Moderate Jump to Suitable for...

This advice is suitable for evergreen shrubs (retaining their leaves in winter).

Many small shrubs such as lavender,

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