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Yovonne, please reach out to us off list. We live just down the street from you and are serious collectors. We’re off Hillside and Keene Mill Drive. We can easily come over and talk about azaleas.
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Good Morning Azalea Society,
I was researching a dilemma I'm having and your websites resources seem to have me pointed in the right direction. However, I am having a few issues that perhaps you can help me address.
We live in a townhome in Springfield Va. The planting zone is 7A.
There is an azalea bush close to twenty years old, (I think it's an azalea bush) and I'm trying to decide what the hole at the bottom is caused from. It has been mulched three times this summer as well as trimmed back. We had a pretty hot summer and it's been unseasonably warm as well.
Im not asking you to answer the questions below, they are just what's run thru my head. would love to know what type of bush it is, specifically. That would help tremendously.
Could this just be a dead bush?
Is this over watering? Excessive pruning?
Perhaps The HOA lawncare has manicured to closely?
An animal that lives low to the ground? External damage, say something hit it?
I've attached a picture of the main bushed damage, however it appears that the the bush to the right is also becoming damaged?
Thanks so much for any and all information you can give me, I appreciate it.