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Old 04-12-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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I think all my azalea [sp] bushes are dead, in 2 different beds, they're a good 30 years old and we take good care of them. Maybe I'm expecting them to green up too early but they look dead, and I don't see any buds on them. Would a hard winter that we had this year kill them? Is it too early for them to "come alive?" Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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# 1 Did you protect them from the winter? Hard winters can definitely kill the azalea bushes. IT could also be age, you don't state where you are living so it is impossible to say if it is too early. IF you have had them for 30 years and they never looked this way before at this time of year, they may well be gone.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Azalea Problems: Azalea Diseases & Pests

Common Azalea Problems: Azalea Diseases & Azalea Plant Pests
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I yanked a few dead ones up today. Very sad indeed and it would cost a fortune to replace mature ones. So I just bought some new ones and will rearrange my design to take advantage of the larger and unexpected space.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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You, my rhododendron, which is close to 20 ft tall and trimmed to look like a small tree, looks all shrivelled up too. It's really old and I think it is dead, though there are small suckers growing at the base. If the top part dies, I am happy to cut it down, dig up the root and make room for either a redbud or a magnolia. I never cared much for rhodie.
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