Took a few quick shots last night as an update and log of this azalea. I cut it back once while it was growing strong and it bounced right back strongly. Unfortunately, an irrigation malfunction made for some ugly leaf burn but with added water and more sun protectiong it's made a clear rebound.
First time we saw this tree here.
Here's after the first cut back:
Here's last night:
On this last shot you can see the damage on the right side. I'm confident we can overcome this one.