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By Muffin

Roxburghshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a rhodedendron 'elizabeth' which flowers well each year but it has been drawn to one side because of a high fence behind it. I want to move it but would like to prune it first. Any suggestions on pruning please, as I can't anything in my gardening books.

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Hi Muffin and welcome to GoY. You need to wait until after your rhododendron has flowered to prune it or you will lose this years flowers. What until autumn now to move.

31 Mar, 2011


Thanks Moon growe! I was aware of this but am unsure if it will regenerate as I have strong sentimental attachment to it.

31 Mar, 2011


As long as you don't prune it back too hard it should be fine.

31 Mar, 2011


Look for the faint rings where one section of growth ended, and another began. There are usually more dormant buds there, so cutting just above one is more successful than random hacking.

31 Mar, 2011

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