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do you deal with gardening and horticultural questions? If

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do you deal with gardening and horticultural questions? If so I am wondering why my Azara Serrata planted 2 years ago and thriving until now has suddenly begun to see its leaves--usually every green-- going black and falling.??
While my suggestion first would be to take one of the leaves into your local gardening center to ask what they believe could be the problem, I would first see if anything has changed in your garden recently. I would look at any changes such as use of fertilizer or herbicide, change in sun exposure, soil differences, etc. An Azara likes a light mineral soil and not a heavy and overly fertile one. They like afternoon shade along with ample watering so that this keeps them happy from the hot afternoon sun. Just some of these changes could help the Azara come back to life.
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