red leaves on rhododendron 'roseum elgans'

jwsmt.washington(6)October 22, 2009

after planting rhododendron 'roseum elgans'the 1st week of sept.-ammended soil-ample moisture-raised bed-morning sun only-there are a few red leaves close to the base of the trunk. ? is this maybe just a little transplant shock?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

It's part of the normal growth cycle for the oldest, inner-most leaves of evergreen rhododendrons to turn color (yellow, red, orange) and later drop. Leaf drop usually takes place in early fall following the maturing of the current seasons growth .... As long as it involves foliage at least two to three years old, no need for concern.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 12:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rhody leaves getting smaller every year
Hi! I have a rhododendron (I think it's a loreley)....
hyakamooks
Trimming Encore Azaleas
They've gotten "leggy" so I want to cut them...
jewelisfabulous
Anybody out there have luck with Rhodos in Southern Arkansas?
Looking for any feedback from Houzz readers who have...
Rusty Empire
Everything you need to know about properly pruning Azaleas
This is an in-depth guide to Azalea pruning and trimming...
Nope
What type os Azalea to buy to achieve this...
My ultimate goal is to achieve the edge in the linked...
gatremonti
Sponsored Products
Flambeau Marie Oxblood Red Buffet Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Darya Rugs Colorful Kazak, Red, 6'8" x 10'1" M6526-170
Darya Rugs
Parlin California King Bed - MEDIUM RED
$1,399.00 | Horchow
Bover | Cala Ceiling Light
YLighting
New Wave Mayan Sunset Rug (2'6 x 3'10)
Overstock.com
Barcelona Daybed-Red - 100% Italian Leather
IFN Modern
Decorative Red/Gold Striped Toss Pillows Square , Set of Two
$46.99 | Bellacor
Doilies Red Wallpaper R1783, sample
Walls Republic
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™