Tiny Buds on 4th year Chinoides Rhodo?HELP
I have never been successful w/azaleas or rhodies but about 3 springs ago I bought a Rhodo Catawbiense "Chinoides" and it has never bloomed. This morning after our lovely snowfall I was looking at the tiny, tiny buds if you can even call them that! This rhodie hasn't seemed to grow much in the 3 years I have had it. I purchased it in a gallon planter if not 2 gallon from Stew Leonards and need your sage advice. Should I give it some triple super phosphate? or maybe something else? How much and when? It is sited in a SE exposure. Actually I wanted to get a few more rhodies but I can't seem to make them flower.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanking you in advance,
suebot in CT