Removing all leaves on rhododendron?
I have a rhododendron that may have root rot. The leaves have all wilted and turned under. I read on the Am. Rhododendron site that with root rot the roots are "mushy" I dug up the plant carefully, and the roots looked fine, so I dug a wider deeper hole while soaking the plant and then added pebbles to the bottom--then mixed peat moss, good garden soil from another spot and potting mix and replanted the Rhodie. Now I wonder if leaving all these wilted leaves will just make it harder for the plant to try and recover, but I am totally inexperienced, so need advice, as to whether removing all the leaves will kill the plant completely. Thank you for any help.