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Yellowing branches (Pictures)

Posted by kidsmoke z5 WV (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 24, 06 at 6:39

I'm not having any luck finding any information on Rhododendron branches turning yellow. These are Nova Zembla. Are they dying?

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RE: Yellowing branches (Pictures)

Have you applied aluminum sulfate recently to the shrub? Have you check the soil Ph Level? Nova Zembla can be very sensitive so I was wondering if some ammendment has been added recently to the soil. Luis

RE: Yellowing branches (Pictures)

I haven't applied anything to the soil. They were just planted in early June and unfortunately I wasn't here when the landscapers planted so I didn't see what ammendments they might have made to the soil. So the yellow branches are normal or not?

RE: Yellowing branches (Pictures)

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 25, 06 at 1:04

Your plant looks perfectly healthy to me. Green, becoming yellow, later turning to brown, or mahoghany red, even an orange cast are not unusual stem colors. Be concerned if your leaves begin to turn yellow :)

RE: Yellowing branches (Pictures)

Thanks for the reassurance morz8. I was kind of thinking the same thing, that maybe the branches are just turning to brown. There is one other Rhododendron on my property that was already here, off on its own, and the branches are all brown and it flowered this year. I checked each plant last night and I see small buds on each one which is also reassuring I guess.

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