Nice Rhodie. You can't live here in the NW and not have at least one. It's perfectly shaped. I have some trimming to do on mine this year. Will never accomplish this lovely shape tho. They're pretty crazy
You're right there! They do expand. However, I have one that grew straight up for sun. It's a pretty odd shape. Lanky! About 12 ft high and 1ft wide. It gets sun now and will get love this summer. Going to have many blooms soon too.
I've never seen them shaped like This! Looks great. Rhodies thrive here in the south I hear, so I expect I'll have some, just not this year. I have to have a design in mind before I can place them. Sure wish I had a garden designer for a friend!
@momasherri yes your right about that! I have a neighbor that had one near his front door that grew out of control and I told him when to cut it ( didn't listen) so he cut it back to about 2ft. Tall (it was at least 8ft.) It didn't bloom the next year , but it did the year after that! They are tough!!
@ ShellySnyder they sure are tough. I cut down a near dead one and it triggered an amazing growth over the next few years resulting in exceptional blooms unlike any of the others I had. I had 10 plus huge rhodies, taller than my 1 story house.