How to protect Budding Rhododendron from forecasted Storm?

Asked April 9, 2019, 1:26 PM EDT

We have a rhododendron bush that is just starting to bud, We are concerned about it surviving the forecasted blizzard, Do you have any ideas on how to protect it? thanks!

Ramsey County Minnesota winter protection rhododendrons

1 Response

Thank you for the question. Your rhododendron has already acclimated to chilly temperatures and should come through the snow just fine. Julie Weisenhorn, Extension Horticulture Assistant Professor, just addressed this subject on MPR. Here's the link so you can learn more: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/04/09/how-to-prepare-your-garden-for-the-coming-snowstorm?fbclid=...

Thank you for contacting Extension.