Shrub ID

Asked August 3, 2018, 3:53 PM EDT

Hi, what's this shrub please? Thanks

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

The shrub is a rhododendron, an evergreen shrub which blooms in the spring.

The drooping leaves are likely due to insufficient water.The section with the dead branch may be due to mechanical injury; take a close look to know for certain.

Our winter rainfall is usually adequate for rhododendrons but they need a deep watering -- to 10-inches deep -- during our dry months. Several inches of an organic mulch on the soil surface will help retain the supplemental water.