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Are these seed heads on my Rhododendron..

Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, England Eng

My yellow flowered rhododendron 'Lemon Dream' has developed these small flower like 4 pink petals where the flowers have fallen off. I wondered if they are seed heads formed after the flowers fell. It's not done this before. Can someone enlighten me please.



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No, new shoots that are beginning to grow.

30 Jun, 2016

 

I am not so sure that they are new shoots. The long yellow shoots beside the pink are certainly new leaves, but unless my eyes are failing me, the pink look like pods of some sort? Is that right? If they are, then they must be seed heads.
Did you deadhead the plant after flowering?

1 Jul, 2016

 

I did Somhairle. These are like small flower buds with yellow stamens inside. Very strange. I've taken a closer photo of them. The bush looks very pretty with these new things on.

3 Jul, 2016

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