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Rhododendrons and Relatives: taking a beating

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roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8684500

My yellow Rhodie is taking a beating this Summer from this heat. I don't know what to do for the poor thing.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8684584

Do you have a pic of it? Is it supposed to be yellow? How long has it been in the ground? How did you plant it? Do you have other rhodies that are doing OK?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8684645

My rhodie when blooming in the spring has yellow flowers. It has been in the ground over a year now. I planted it the way you are suppose to with Rhodies. I have a white Rhodie that I transplanted in the spring on the other side of the house, which is doing pretty good. I have a picture of it on my camera, which will post tommorw.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8684657

Have you mulched it VERY well? It really pays to mulch rather than pay for new plants.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8684660

How much sun is it getting? The fact that a rhodie that you moved to the other side of the house is doing fine while this one is struggling makes me wonder if it's in a location that gets a bit too much sun.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8684687

Thanks everyone,
ecrane I think you are right about my Rhodie being in the wrong spot, but I'm afraid to move it in this heat.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8684696

It's OK to move it now if you can make sure it doesn't dry out. Only to a shady area though.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8684704

Pirl, yes I put a lot mulch on it. I was a little afraid that the mulch might do some damage because I don't know if the mulch is acid or not
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8684785

The mulch will not harm the plant. Dig the hole in advance and amend it if required before you dig the Rhododendron. Move it either late in the day or when rain or overcast skies are predicted and water it in well - then mulch it. We were always surprised to see they don't have a giant rootball! Good luck, roseycats.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8684809

Thanks Pirl, tomorrow would be a good time to do it, because we are suppose to get rain sometime tomorrow, but it also depends on how my DH is feeling. I need to get some soil first. Have everything else.

This message was edited Jul 10, 2011 9:39 PM
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8684824

Sounds familiar to me, too!
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8685900

I plant all my rhodies on berms. I don't have a single yellow or chlorotic one. Most of them are shaded for most of the day.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8686169

I never did get around to buying this yellow beauty but someday I just might do it.

'Capistrano'...

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roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 11, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8686233

Nice picture Pirl. I think that look beautiful in your garden

Here's a picture of my Rhodie from this past Spring.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8686238

What a beautiful bed, roseycats! It's so nice and neat and I do love the mulch. Is this the garden that's now too sunny for the rhododendron? All of them or just this one rebel?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 11, 2011
12:46 PM

Post #8686263

Here's a picture of it now

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8686270

It's grown since the first photo and it's not uncommon for it to go through an "ugly" time. Remove all spent flower heads and yellowed leaves. If you cut off the growing tip of each and every branch you will get a fuller bush. Have faith!

Are you moving it tonight?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 11, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8686295

Thanks Pirl, No I can't move it tonight, beause I couldn't get out to get the soil today , and it is just about ready to storm here. We are under a weather advisiory today and tomorrow. I should beable to transfer it Wed. or Thurs if everything goes according to plan. I don't know if it's going to rain or not. It was thundering, the sky looks like rain, but who know's.
I hope we get a good down pour though.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8686466

I'm hoping for rain as well.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 12, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8688855

Well, I finally transplanted my Yellow Rhodie this morning, The root ball was like it was when I put the Rhodie, in the ground for the first time. I didn't see any roots coming out of the root ball, which makes me wonder if the thing will live.



This message was edited Jul 17, 2011 4:40 PM
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 17, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8698020

Is there anything I could do to get my Rhodie, to grow more root?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 17, 2011
2:42 PM

Post #8698095

Here is some information I found for Rhodie's

http://www.rhododendron.org/fertilizing.htm


killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8698118

roseycats wrote:Well, I finally transplanted my Yellow Rhodie this morning, The root ball was like it was when I put the Rhodie, in the ground for the first time. I didn't see any roots coming out of the root ball, which makes me wonder if the thing will live.



This message was edited Jul 17, 2011 4:40 PM


Did you scuff up the rootball really good? I massacre mine. If you just leave the original root ball the roots will rarely grow out of it.

roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 17, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8698158

I did scuff the root ball up a little, but I don't think I scuffed it up enough. I don't know if the thing is going to make anyway. If it doesn't I think I'll replace it with an Azalea. I don't have any problems with them. I better not brag because everytime I do, something alway's goes wrong.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 17, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8698517

Whenever we've moved Rhododendrons the root ball never looked large enough to support the plant but they have grown very well.

You're funny, Roseycats, about "something always goes wrong"! Good luck with it.

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