New Persimmon Tree - Sunburnned and Not Growing
This summer I bought a beautiful Tanenashi persimmon tree, four feet tall, and planted it immediately. I have watered every couple days and fertilized lightly with Milorganite. The problem is that I've seen no new growth after two months in the ground. Moreover, some of the leaves on the persimmon are starting to blister, tear, and fall off. I assume this is sunburn, since the tree came from part shade in the nursery to now full sun in my yard. Is this normal? Does it just need time to adapt? Has anyone else experienced sunburn with their persimmons? Are they usually slow growers upon transplanting?