Is my Azalea dead?
Hi there. I have had a row of 6 white Azaleas in the front of my house for about 3 years and they were doing great until now. One of them suddenly turned all brown and the one right next to it has brown leaves on the branches closest to the totally brown one. I took a few cuttings and scraped back the bark, it is pale green underneath. I also took a cutting from a healthy azalea and the bark is about the same color as the sickly one, maybe a tad greener. However, I do notice that the branches on the sickly one are a bit browner than the ones on the healthy plant. I was thinking maybe my neighbors cats have been urinating on them all winter since they do hang around in that area. Does anyone have any ideas as to what this might be and if there is still hope for the plant since there is some green under the bark? Thanks a bunch!