rhododendron styling HELP (newbie)

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rhododendron styling HELP (newbie)

Post  barge bonsai on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:45 pm

Hi,heres my rhododendron, I'mm going to style it semi cascade, with the left branch the cascade.
I know rhododendron have brittle branches,as you can see the left (cascade) branch has been pruned, leaving a dried stub.
Could I prune back the stub to the last foliage branch, make that my new leader, then
wire that branch gently down ?
Your opinions please.

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Post  Justin_ on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:11 pm

Yes you can, but bear in mind you are going to have a very straight section of trunk immediatly after that quite extreme curve.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:44 pm

Also, this plant has attractive blooms? Right? You may want to optimize the design with that in mind. It blooms only from new growth? Right?

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