Carmine Jewel cherries arrived in leaf...what to do?
My purchase of Carmine Jewel cherries is cursed....
Last year my bushes arrived in early summer fully leafed out, in small pots. I planted them immediately and babied them. They immediately became sunburned and only one survived. I found out later that they were tissue cultured in a greenhouse and had never been outside.
A replacement order this year first delivered Black-Eyed Susans. The nursery finally sent the the cherries last week, again in leaf. They arrived the week we had lows in the mid-teens. I have them in the dark in my barn. What would you do? It's now 70 degrees here. Would you plant them out now or repot them and place them in semi-shade, then plant them out early next spring while dormant?