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I have had my plant for almost four years and although it was in bloom when I bought it, it has never flowered since. It produces copious leaves each year but no flowers. Is there anything I should be doing to help prevent his problem?

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  • Posted: Sun. 9th January 2011 10:43

Re: Rhododendron Molten Gold

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Sue,
My first thought was maybe it isn't in acid soil but if the leaves look good, that probably isn't it. You can try a feed specific for rhododendrons (probably packaged as a rhodo, camellia and azalea feed) or try a fertiliser high in phosphorus - the nutrient responsible for flowering. If still no flowers this year after applying as directed by the packet instructions, you might want to try another location in the garden.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 10th January 2011 21:52

Re: Re: Rhododendron Molten Gold

Reply from Sue Munday

Thanks Kathy, will try that.

Sue

  • Posted: Wed. 12th January 2011 20:50

Re: Rhododendron Molten Gold

Reply from David Millais

In 90% of cases, lack of buds is due to lack of water when the flower buds are initiated in the previous June and July. Make sure it is moist then, and you should get some flowers!

  • Posted: Mon. 21st February 2011 12:00