Rhododendron valaspis - how to tell if it's dead
My beloved valaspis (http://www.hirsutum.info/rhododendron/hybrids/detail.php?id=7016) was hit hard this year by a couple of late freezes. It's an early bird, usually blooming and putting on foliage in Feb.
All the buds are dead, most of the leaves are gone and the few that are left are either brown or a slowly browning green.
This is one of my favorite plants. Please tell me there still may be hope (but don't lie).