Rhododendron & Yew
The Rhod. is probably about 15 yrs old. Bloomed beautifully this year. I would say it is about 5 ft tall. Suddenly it is wilting/dying. I have been very good about keeping it watered in our dry, windy weather. Do they have a short life span? Cant rem the variety but it is the one recommended for our climate, lavender flowers. I have had them before and if I remember they didnt live very long either.
Also, when is the best time to trim a Yew? Never can rem' if you wait for the new growth to harden or trim it before then. It is a very tall upright, one that I love but is now taking over the neighbors sidewalk! I thought I would try to shape it a little so that it fits its own space and not everyone elses!