Help, Kyushu Hydrangea plant with wilted leaves Dying

I bought a Kyushu Hydrangea plant 2 months ago from a nursery, now its leaves are gradually wilting/dying, from the bottom up. What can I do to save it?
Pics of it at
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http://firemanacab.00freehost.com/B.JPG
http://firemanacab.00freehost.com/C.JPG
I tried doing a search for Kyushu Hydrangea on usenet hoping solutions are already given, but found nothing on it. Is it known by another name and is there a commonly used name for it?
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Ajisai is the Japanese word for Hydrangea, while there are many varieties, I have never seen one like your picture, It almost looks like it was grafted onto a tree rose.
If I were you, I would return it to the nursery where you bought it.
Cindy

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It looks like you purchased the tree form of Paniculata Kyushu. I've never owned this type of hydrangea, but I have been told it is a "finnicky" variety. As with all hydrangeas, Kyushu likes a well drained soil. If the soil doesn't drain well and holds too much moisture around the roots, the plant will die from within. It may be that you are over-watering, or you have poorly drained soil. Could either of these be the cause of your Kyushu dying? good luck, Matt

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Here are some nice pictures of it: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hydra/msg07203348905.html
Frank

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On 8 Aug 2004 18:37:58 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (ississauga) wrote:

Could there be damage to the trunk? Especially where your stake ends below the branching point, that trunk looks delicate and needs a better stake.
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