Rhodo: is this normal? What can I do?
I inherited this rhodo two years ago when I bought my house. I know nothing about him. He seems generally ok but not thriving, and has lots of spots on his leaves. What can I do to keep him happy and healthy? He lives in a protected Southern exposure but gets part shade from a big sidewalk maple about 30 feet away.
This is Nova Scotia, land of acidic soil, but the soil around my house does have a lot of clay. He's sitting in a raised bed the previous owners created. They're not above piling feet of dirt on top of roots (as the dying pine trees in my backyard can attest to) but I don't think this has happened to him. His bed has been mulched but not recently.
He flowers reliably, if a little later than some others around here. His flowers are that most common mauve color.
This post was edited by robotropolis on Sat, Jun 8, 13 at 15:52