Is this leaf scorch?
I had to get rid of my pines that provided a little shade to my hydrangea in the heat of summer. (Bark beetle...nasty bug. Pitch balls everywhere, my lawn is matted with pine needles...yeah, big mess).
It's a Endless Summer Blushing Bride plant, and planted on the south side of the house. It's early yet, and will get 30-40 degrees warmer when spring finally arrives, but my new leaves appear scorched already!
Dare I move the plant though it's already 1/3 leafed out? Or is there another issue that causes browning of hydrangea leaves (they have a reddish tinge to them, margins through centers, not dried up,just 'tanned'.)
Any thoughts or did I forget any pertinent info?