Lower Leaves Of Purple Smoke Bush Are Turning Brown

Question From: TEXAS
Q: Hi! I planted a purple smoke bush back in March and I noticed today That mostly the lower section leaves are turning brown. A few further up. Please advise. Thank u

A: My guess is it needs needs to be watered. Newly planted shrubs need to be deeply watered a couple of times a week, especially in hot dry weather. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.