Martin O\’Sullivan asked 10 years ago

I bought a rhododendron approx 2 months ago. It was doing fine for about a fortnight forming buds. It then went downhill. It now looks like its dying. At start leaves and plant started to go brown plus the buds never opened within the two months. I have watered it thoroughly to no avail. I then gave it an examination and have noticed the buds are going a greyish colour.Could the root of my problems have been Rhododendron Bud Blast?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Either this plant went badly short of water and wilted, or its roots were too wet and it had a root rot that became evident in the warm weather.

Bud blast only affects buds, not leaves, and it is a long-term disease.