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By Casa

Portugal Pt

I have a rhodedendron bush which I planted in my garden 3 years ago. It flowered the 1st year but although it is growing well it only produces new leaves and no new flowers




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thanks

12 May, 2010

 

It probaly does not like the summer heat in Portugal, Casa. Rhododendrons typically grow in cool, moist mountain regions whilst I suspect that your summers are rather hot and dry?
In your situation I would try planting it in humus rich soil on the north side of a tree so that it is protected from the summer sun.

12 May, 2010

 

And water, water, water... Remember it need an ericaceous soil (i.e. acidic)

12 May, 2010

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