Q.My dogwood tree does not look right, seems to be struggling?
In mid-May I planted a dogwood tree at the front of my house after losing a tree in a storm.
The space is open with no shade. I have now noticed that at times the leaves appear to be curling on themselves and in some instances have a “rust”- like hue and are not dark green. It has been raining quite a bit and I do water the plant regularly so I do not think it is for lack of water. The plant somehow does not appear to be OK. Am I being overly anxious? Am I not watering it enough? Is there anything I can or need to do?
Attached are some photos of the leaves.
Thanks for your help.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It could be stressed due to the full sun location. Dogwoods are typically understory trees and do best in a part shade location. When planted in full sun, they do need more watering. Reddish leaves are a sign of insufficient water. Here is more: