Asked on Apr 27, 2017

I want to trim a HUGE Rhododendron back, a bit...

LoriJoanJanet Pizaro


It is starting to cover nearby plants. Should I wait till the blooms are done? I don`t want to damage it.
4 answers
  • Kay Neal
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Trim it after it blooms. Wherever you cut it, it will shoot out with new growth to cover bare spots. I would feed it too.
    • Donna
      on Apr 27, 2017

      Thanks!! So it will eventually take over? I should try to move plants in it`s way? Or keep trimming, right?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 27, 2017

    All spring flowering shrubs should be prune after they finish blooming.
  • Joan
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I would trim it back--really trim it back--in the fall to get it under control. It won't hurt it but it will keep it full and keep it from taking over.
  • Lori
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Rhododendrons bloom on old wood so always prune it back after blooming. You can usually cut back one third of the bush with no problem after blooming and then give it a good fertilizing.
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