Pruning a Rhododendron

Christine Murtagh asked 13 years ago

I’m not sure what type of Rhododendron shrub I have but its an evergreen with a woody base, green bushy leaves with deep cerise pink flowers in spring. One side of it has been damaged/broken by a cow which has left it unsightly and I’m wondering if it can be reshaped by pruning or when it could be done.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Rhododendron prunes very well and you can remove the damaged portion and perhaps carefully tie one or two adjacent branches into position to fill the gap. You can do this at any time.