Contorted Filbert

Contorted Filbert

I was at Home Depot and Menards (like HD but cheaper) scouting out the last of the plants when I found a neat-looking plant called 'contorted filbert.' All their shrubs are 50% off, so the large plant (3'-4' tall) was $25 and the small one (2' tall) was $15. The only reason I didn't buy one or two was because it was covered in brown and dying leaves. I googled a bit when I got home and found out it looks like a great little shrub (I'm in zone 5), but there is an 'eastern filbert blight' too look out for, marked by cankers on the bark. Since I didn't know about these I didn't look for them and the cell phone pic I took focused on the leaves. So, any ideas what's wrong with this guy? Does it look curable or should I save my money? (The websites I found it for sale on were quite a bit more expensive.) I figured it could also be some sort of rust, or is it just shedding leaves because it's fall? (wishful thinking, I think...) Contorted Filbert Contorted Filbert
this is my room….

this is my room….

Kentucky

Kentucky

PLANT ID

PLANT ID

Still assasin bugs?

Still assasin bugs?

Pic post

Pic post

Tomatoes in trouble ?

Tomatoes in trouble ?