Ailing Rhnododendron

Asked May 1, 2017, 1:13 PM EDT

I would like to know what accounts for the appearance of this rhodo bud and leaves from the same plant. Is there anything I can do to help the plant? Should it be removed?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We cannot say for sure what is going on in the photo. The leaves may be older mature leaves with some leaf spots and possible winter damage.
You did not mention the health of the shrub and whether or not it is declining.
We would like to see photos of the whole shrub, around the base of the shrub, and affected foliage so we can see what you may be dealing with.