Confused Rhododendron

This Rhododendron is a variety called Blue Diamond and normally flowers in March/April. As you can see, it’s decided to flower now. I’m not exactly sure why. It may be due to the fact that I removed nearly all of the flowers this Spring to help the tree gain a little extra vigour. The flowers are a little sporadic but will add a nice splash of colour as I wait for the real Autumn colour to hit the benches.

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5 comments on “Confused Rhododendron

  1. I’ve always understood that many spring flowering plants flower as a response to day length, and it’s not uncommon for some of them to flower again in autumn. Those leaves look a lovely rich green so it’s obviously very healthy and going strong…

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