Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:16
How big is large paul? If it's of any real size a metre or more the root system will be quite extensive. A picture would help for any recommendations failing that at least some dimensions.
Rhododendrons can be cut back, usually after flowering, they are quite tough, but it will take a while to recover, failing that you can take cuttings, layering is recommended, large rhododendrons are difficult beasts move, usually taking machinery to get the job done.