|A nice mature plant - at least 15 years.|
|What ails thee?|
Rhododendrons can be so finickity! What's up with mine? Any ideas out there? I tried to describe my rhodo problem to a master gardener and they said it sound like my plant has a virus! I'm beginning to think so! The leaves start out green and then turn brown and dash my hope once more! The heartbreak of rhododendrons! you can see I treat them right with a blanket of pine needles, the proper fertilizer in Spring and Fall and yet they disappoint me! It looks like the blooms are intact though, so I keep it in spite of itself!
|You can see the new growth at the bottom right, but they eventually turn brown and die like the branch at the far left.|
|Goldflame spirea - a knockout in the Spring with its new growth!|
|Goldmound spirea, compact with bright yellow foliage all summer.|