What's with the color change of my PJM?
I know that rhodies are evergreen and that the leaves will turn a mahogany color with the onset of cooler temps.--but why are my leaves turning a deep golden then gradually orangish then red? They're lovely fall colors , but for a plant that I didn't think should turn those colors. When I tug at the leaves they are not detaching or ready to come off like I think they would if they were dying. Otherwise the plant looks healthy and has done fairly well getting through our midwest drought. It has been in the ground for about one year; it has alot of flower buds set and visible for next spring so that's no indicator. It doesn't look to have the sickly yellow-green color or characteristics of a chlorotic plant and the orange/red leaves seem to be lower or inside leaves. Any insights or rcommendations?