Rhododendron Buds Seem To Be Separating Into Two Or More Buds

Question From: F. Durham - Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Q: the buds on my rhododendron look like they are separating into two or more buds is this common

A: I don't grow them Fred. They do not thrive in our alkaline soil. Take a sample or photos to your local independent garden center. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy