Bud blight on rhododendron?

shazz samsudin asked 12 years ago

Earlier in the summer I was very excited to see my rhododendron set so many flower buds, but now I’m noticing that most of them are turning brown. Is this bud blight? If so, can I stop the problem?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It possibly is bud blight and if it is small black spore bodies will be produced. If possible pick off all dead buds and destroy them.

Bud death can be caused by stress on the plants, caused variously by root disease, drought and heavy greenfly attack.