Answer: It's not unusual for newly transplanted shrubs to react to the stress of transplanting by losing some leaves. If your plants are evergreen azaleas, they may be dropping some of the oldest leaves (which is natural, as older leaves are replaced every 2-3 years). It's also possible that the plants are receiving more or less direct sunshine than they received at the nursery. There are both shade-loving and sun-loving azaleas, so make sure yours are getting the exposure they require. Azaleas prefer acidic soil and the soil next to the foundation of your house may be too alkaline (concrete can leach). Test your soil to be sure the pH level is 6.0 or below. Finally, scrape the bark back to see if there's live tissue beneath. If not, prune away the dead stems and branches. Pruning should encourage new growth. Continue to water your plants once each week, soaking them deeply enough to wet the entire rootmass.
Hope your azaleas recover soon!
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