What can I do to save my azelea?
I have an azelea next to my house hidden between overgrown burning bush and a huge peony. I admit, it's been neglected. I've lived there 5 years and have thought of moving it, but never got around to it. This spring we had several days of 20 degree weather in April while I was out of town and the poor thing has about had it. It's leafed out now, but all of it's sparce leaves are burned brown in patches. Obviously, it didn't bloom at all. With such sparce growth, it actually appears there are three distinct bushes, all very small, instead of the one large one I thought I had.
I don't want it to die altogether. I have a shady bed in front of the house where an inkberry bush formerly was that I want to move it to, but I don't want to shock it any worse right now and I expect this isn't the best time to move it anyway. I've been told to move it in the fall. But what can I do for it right now that might give it a boost? It's looking awfully bad.