We planted an ornamental cherry tree back in May (we live in NE Oklahoma), we puchased it in a plastic container not a burlap ball. Planted it with potting soil and fertilizer. Added a layer of mulch on top and a fertilizer stake. We have been watering it at least once a week by leaving the hose on a slow trickle for a few hours.
About 4 days ago the weather changed pretty drastically here from 70-80 degree weather to 100 degree weather. Almost immediately our tree started looking a little wilty, so I gave it an additional watering. but last night I noticed that now all the leaves are dried up and crunchy.
What should I do? Is my poor tree a goner or should I keep watering it? I feel sad for it, it looked like it was doing so well before the hot weather hit. Do you think there is any hope it will pull through?