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  •  yes on the rootball and supplemental (4+ / 0-)
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    Stuff (mix of garden soil and peat moss) It started with a little wilt then bam! All the leaves fell off and stems died.

    Plentayof water, they are in constant shade, but so are other azaleas in the neighborhood and in my backyard.

    At firt I thought it was overwatering, planted in mid spring with mild temps

    Takin it to the Streets! time to GOTV

    by totallynext on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 09:58:03 AM PDT

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    •  one other thing... (5+ / 0-)

      what is your soil like.

      Clay? sandy?

      It sounds like the roots died.  Wilt then leaf drop... and especially with stems dying seems to be that something hit the roots.

      If you dig it up and see an excess of insects that naturally live off of decomposing material (ie, earwhigs, pill bugs) most likely the roots simply never were able to establish themselves.

      if roots can't get a start, the whole plant can collapse.

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 11:12:37 AM PDT

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