On June 28 2003 I planted roughly 169 Eleagnus shrubs along 2 fence lines on my property. On the left fence I installed an irrigation system complete with automatic timer. On the right I don't have any irrigation because i'm waiting until next spring. For the first month or 6 weeks all shrubs were doing great...new growth...fast growth...i couldn't have been happier. After a while I began to notice some on the right begin to turn yellow. I then noticed they were on the end under a tree where I then realized they were getting NO water due to the tree...the grass wasn't even growing. (should have noticed that before i planted) so I put a couple of rotary spike sprinklers on the yellow ones and they're now doing great...new growth and all. Now for the problem, on the left I was watering twice a day...once at 9am and once at 2 pm for 15 minutes. some of the shrubs began turning yellow as well. i watched them close. i realized only SOME of the ones in direct, all-day sun were dying. I realized one or two of the ones dying were REALLY wet because they were planted lower than the rest...but others that were dying were planted fine...for awhile I watered only at 2pm...i've been told this is the problem because they were getting to hot or burning...is this true? why are only some dying and not the rest? do you need pictures? i can provide some. i haven't watered at all for over a week...the weather has been cooler and we've had some good rain...ONLY SOME (2-6) of the shrubs in direct all-day sun are having problems...the rest are awesome and sending runners 6ft in the air... anybody have any ideas?