Deer damage and pruning
My rhodies suffered severe damage this winter and all that remains in the way of leaf and bud is about the top 2-3 feet, where the deer can't reach. Now the thing is, this rhody is far too tall for my liking and needs to be reduced in height ... by about 2 - 3 feet. If I lob the top off - or reduce the height :) - it will leave very little in the way of foliage. Could a rhodie recover from such a pruning/ Obviously I don't want to kill the poor thing.