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we have a small leaf rhododendron that we have had for 3 years and it is beautiful and green but we have had no flowers? any suggestions



I have similar problem recently. I went to the arboretum close to Prague, where they do specialize in growing rhododendrons and have their own sorts, which I have also. I was told, that some plants need a time (you know, as it is in Bible, each thing needs its own time) to start grow and/or blossom. Especially, if the original place, where they grow, was different from where you relocate them.
It seems, this is your case, as you said leaves had normal colour. Be patient. I had to wait three years and this year I have white bush.
Good luck.

28 Jul, 2010


Also some of the species rhododendrons can be extremely difficult to flower. We have one we grow purely for its foliage effect - I doubt it will ever flower.

28 Jul, 2010


If you have been having to prune it regularly, pruning too late in the summer will also cut off the next year's flower buds.

28 Jul, 2010

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