How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Rhododendron—Rhododendron spp.
Family Ericaceae (Heath family)

Plant identification

Rhododendron flower

Rhododendron spp. are evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees. Most are known for colorful flowers.

Optimum conditions for growth

Rhododendrons do best along coastal areas or areas with marine effects. They generally prefer filtered shade and require consistent irrigation and excellent drainage. They are best grown in acid soils rich in organic matter.

Rhododendron shrub
Mature Rhododendron

Pests and disorders of Rhododendron spp.



Diseases (cont.)

Environmental disorders



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