rhododendron size control
I just bought a couple rhododendron plants for the north side of my house.
One is marked as rhododendron catawbiense.
The other is marked as rhododendron x hybrid.
They're both just short of 2' tall and the tags say they can grown to 5-6'. It may have been a mistake to plant these in a bed in front of my front porch. When they are full grown, they may be too large in relation to the porch. The porch is a slab, only one foot off the ground. I don't think I want a 4' wall of bushes between the porch and the street.
I figure it will be quite a while before it's a problem, but for future reference I'm wondering if it will be possible to keep these trimmed so that they're around 4' tall. Is it just a matter of keeping the trunk trimmed so that the foliage can grow around the trunk and still give a full appearance?