Dappled Willow (Hakuro Nishiki?) - leaves falling help!
I recently purchased 2 Dappled Willow shrubs for the beautiful foliage and graceful shape and I just happened to need something nice and large for the back of a perennial garden.
I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with both of them. It has lost quite a bit of leaves (starting at the bottom going maybe 1 foot up on the branches). I thought it was maybe lack of water but from what I read I believe I would start losing the leaves at the top of the branches down if that were the case. In fact, the top of the branches look great, even continuing to put on some new growth!
Is it just an adjustment period and I shouldn't be worried or is this something more critical?
Thank you all for your help!
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