Need bushes not blossoms
Hello all. . .
Last fall I planted several Rhodies in a wooded yard. They had blooms on them when I planted them. I need them to grow for a screen to hide some utilities near my house. At this point I need them to grow tall and bussshy. Should I clip the buds off to concentrate the energy of the plants into growing mass instead of blossoms? I assume the blossoms can come later when they are established.
Rhodies are not really native to my site and I'm more concerned with indiginousity (is that a word). What would happen if I never let them bloom by continually clipping the blossoms? I probably wouldn't do that but I'm curious what would happen to the plant if never allowed to bloom.