I know this is a dwarf Rhododendron, it's been in my possession for 3 years now! just wondering if anyone knows the exact species! And... should it really be budding again in autumn? This pic was taken in late spring, but I'm seeing buds on her again!?
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Can’t help with the cultivar I’m afraid...there are sooo many! When you say it has buds...do you mean they are about to flower? Rhododendrons and Azaleas form their buds in the autumn, they will need plenty of moisture during autumn to maintain the buds’ health 👍🏼
@rachelbrooks thanks, great tip with keeping moisture levels up, I often get caught out with containers in winter, I think just cos it's cold - it's gotta be damp as well, but not always! I guess I don't want her sodden through though in case it freezes??? And yeah, can see the punks of the petals all rolled up in the buds, hopefully they'll stay on hold now until next year! Will take some more pics when I get a phone upgrade, this old phone makes everything look like it was taken in the 70's!😄