How do I control/prune runaway growth on my Rhododendron bushes?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2017
    Rhododendron should be pruned right after flowering.Do not over prune that will send the bush into shock

  • Nana Nana on Jun 21, 2017
    during or immediately after blooming. Remove what you do not want

  • Shelley Shelley on Jun 21, 2017
    Sprinkle coffee grounds around the plant. Snails and slugs don't like it on their bellies. As above, sand would probably work and I've heard beer works, too. Good luck.

  • Debbie West Debbie West on Jun 22, 2017
    I purchased a Mobile Home in Fl.....that had Rhodi in back yard that had spread to about 20' across and was easily 12' tall. I thinned and removed all sorts of trees growing in the zone in early spring as it didn't have much in bud. The second year I pruned about a third in height right after blooming and cut back some of the offspring that was creeping outwards in all directions. Fertilize and watch it bloom the next year. It's work, but well worth the effort.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 22, 2017
    While it's blooming or RIGHT after would be ideal!

  • Wanda Dow Wanda Dow on Jun 22, 2017
    Early spring or right after they bloom and the flowers are dead.