Thanks guys! Sometimes I think I make this harder than it should be. I planted many azaleas last year, I should have known this! They aren't getting much sun so I may have to remove completely.
Okay lastly, are these Alberta Spruce? I pulled off a needle and they roll easily in my fingers. I believe mite damage caused the browning and then die back but I want to make sure. What do you think? (I haven't actually checked for mites)