Rhodie planted in the fall - 60% of the leaves dry and curled up
I planted a new rhody last fall - it was a hybrid of unknown variety; I dont usually buy unknown varieties but this was an end of season sale and it was large, healthy and a good deal. However by the end of March the leaves looked dried out and the situation now is that only about 30% of the leaves, mostly in the interior, are green. Some leaves are yellow and curled up, some of the leaves are green near the stalk. Many dead leaves have dropped off mostly on the outside of the plant. I have planted many many rhodies over the years and have never had a problem like this.
I wonder whether the winter was too cold for this type - whatever it is/was - and this is winterburn. I think the thing might be salvageable if cut back - but it will look so bad I will have to replant it out back where it can blend in with the maxis.