can i save my dying ficus tree?
I would appreciate any advice anyone can give me.
I have what was a beautiful ficus tree -- it was potted for about 10 years in a very large pot -- 2 ft. high by 30" wide at the mouth. It lived happily outdoors and grew to be about 10 feet tall with beautiful green leaves. It was the star of the garden. About 2 months ago, it started losing leaves -- I watered and fed it to no avail. Finally I realized that it was probably root bound, and had my gardner take it out of the pot and plant it in the ground. It was, in fact, horribly root bound. After he planted it, It continued to die -- and now all that is left are the very large trunk and branches without leaves at all. There are no new green leaves at all -- and the baby leaves that were there have fallen off. I noticed a green film on some of the branches -- and in some spots it looks like it has developed knotty holes -- dead wood is falling off and leaving the interior branch. Some of the higher branches have snapped off -- dead.
Is there anything I can to do save it -- I am really at a loss.