Well that kind of confirms my theory of being placed in full sun without an acclimation period. Plants that are grown/kept in a sheltered situation such as a greenhouse with shade sloth or sitting on a retailers shelf will have leaves that are not used to the full force of the sun. It is always wise to transition them slowly by putting them in a shady location at first and gradually exposing them to more sun over time.
The Elm will probably make a full recovery although the current leaves may drop and be replaced with a new set. When you see new leaves forming I would get it back into the sun so that the new leaves will be acclimated from the start.
The Azalea is a different matter and I don't have a particularly good track record with them. Keeping it in a shady spot might be advisable until you know if it is going to recover. Perhaps Victrinia will see this, she has some very nice Azaleas and obviously can grow them well.
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