According to the tag that came with the hawthorn, it likes sun. When directly in front of the house didn't work, I moved it to the mailbox. That location, even though it is in full sun, didn't work either for unknown reasons. So now I don't know what to think. I decided to put it next to the Leyland Cypress and Reeves Spireas by the front walk where I had the small relocated azalea. This area gets sunlight, (although not full-sun all day long), and is large enough to give it some room. After a little bit of effort, the hawthorn now has another new address. Everything I do with this plant is a guess at this point. So I'm going to cross my fingers and see what happens.