I am a novice gardener and I planted two very young Japanese Maples in my yard this summer. I live in the Midwest, zone 6 to be exact, and about a couple weeks after I planted them, we hit a heat spell and the leaves seem to have gotten dry and scorched. I watered regularly to keep them healthy, but they are not looking very good. Do you think the trees themselves are still okay?
Here are some before and after pictures.
This is my Tamukeyama Japanese Maple when I first planted it. As you can see, still very young.
This is what it looks like now.
I also have a young Fireglow that I transplanted into a pot this weekend. As you can see, it has lost most of its leaves already, so I cannot tell if this is due to the heat and season or if the tree is dying.
Lastly, this weekend I added an Oshio Beni to my landscape. It is much larger than the others, approx. 4-4 1/2' tall. I read that this one should be a stronger grower than the other two.
Anyone have any advice and experience on these varieties that they can give me? Thanks!!