Growing chocolate mimosa in PHX
I couldn't resist and picked up a couple of summer chocolate mimosa trees from lowes about two weeks ago. I haven't planted them yet. They are about 4 feet tall in a decent sized pot, the same pot they came in.
I am watering it daily, it is on a covered patio that gets only morning sun, for about 2 hours. It's pretty shaded from wind as well. The tree is losing a lot of leaves. Entire baby branches are just falling off and some of the new growth is as well. Some of the leaves falling off are dry, others are not. The label says heat and drought tolerant. I realize labels here don't apply much when it comes to AZ's brutal extremes, but I figured on a patio with adequate water and shade it should be fine. I checked for pests and it doesn't appear to have any. The roots aren't bound either. Any ideas? I have two of these and one is doing slightly better but still showing similar signs. Is this tree just not meant to make it here or am I missing something?