may I trim overgrown rhododendron now?
Recently purchased a house with an enormous rhododendron in the front yard. It completely obscures the house from the street - it's almost 50' wide, runs about 20' deep and about 12' high.
Though it had buds earlier in the year we had no more than a dozen actual flowers. Some buds looked healthy, others were not. We do see some buds on branches now.
Must we wait until after it blooms next year? Or may we trim it back now? Seems to me we wouldn't be losing anything since so much of the plant didn't actually flower.
Leaves and outer branches seem healthy, but what I can see of the interior is woody.