I have a pieris forest flame that all of the leaves have dropped off of, and the stems are browning and seem to be dying off. There are 3
new shoots started from low down. The plant is in ericasias soil and I have a food from the local nursery ? Can anyone help ?
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If this is newly planted, like within this week, then it could be many things. It could be heat related, or overwatering trying to compensate for heat. It appears most like a fungal infection.
You will have to treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
They are, also, intolerant of full sun. They need partial shade, to full shade in order to flourish.
This article will help you with the care of these shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/japanese-andromeda/grow-japanese-andromeda.htm