My rhododendron split in the middle at the bottom from heavy snow help

by Patricia
  6 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 26, 2018

    You might take some string and try to tie them together if they are not completely broken..if they are I would just remove the broken part.

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    • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 27, 2018

      Good deal! We did the rope on a Spruce and it worked but duct tape does everything so who knows! Good idea!

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Mar 27, 2018

    I would cut away any dead or broken branches. bring the separates limbs with string...keep a watch on that because you don't want to further injure the plant by strangling it.

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    • Patricia Patricia on Mar 31, 2018

      Thanks I tied my rhododendro n up and it still looks good

  • PJI12277322 PJI12277322 on Mar 27, 2018

    they are soo hardy you could probably separate them and get 2 plants

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Mar 28, 2018

    Prune down the height and width a bit to slightly reduce the weight and tape the two separated parts together by intertwining innermost branches together and taping. I use painters tape because it's easily removable and easy to work with. Just use enough tape to make your "repair" sturdy enough to hold up to rain and wind for a season. "Frog" brand tape comes in a green tone, it would blend in. At the end of the season clip the tape off. I've also used tall stakes driven into the ground and then twine wrapped around several times to form a sort of "cage" to hold the split parts of a shrub together. The twine eventually disintegrates if it's made of natural material and isn't plastic-based.

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Mar 31, 2018