How to prune rhododendron: and when to prune them

Ever wondered how to prune rhododendron? These seemingly common shrubs can sometimes be a mystery to gardeners. They are often overlooked as large plants that can swamp garden spaces, but rhododendrons are border stalwarts and when in flower demand attention. 

Rhododendron is, on the whole, a low maintenance woodland shrub and due to its reliable nature often used in ornamental landscaping. Preferring a pH between 4.5-5.5 rhododendrons favor acidic soil, they make are excellent choices for flower bed ideas in shadier spots, and with the right care grow well in pots.