Distressed Azaleas

Asked April 10, 2017, 12:02 PM EDT

I planted three azaleas in the fall of last year. They were planted slightly above the soil and watered on a regular basis. They get morning sun and are in front of a row of well established yews. This winter my yews, boxwoods, and azaleas turned brownish but all but the azaleas has greened up since the weather warmed. I do not notice any pests on the leaves but something is most certainly wrong. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank You,

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

While there is a lot of leaf spot disease on the azaleas, they look alive and somewhat normal for early April. Once they begin flushing with new leaves, soon, they will look a lot better.
Keep up your watering this season as they establish.