Water for Transplanted Ceanothus
I got 2 fairly large ceanothus from a local nursery (Pacific Northwest).
I understand Ceanothus are drought tolerant and generally don't like a lot of water. At the same time, I know that new trees/shrubs should be watered more than normal during their first few weeks to help them get established.
Are there any general rules for how much water I should be giving the Ceanothus? One in particular is looking a little weary (fading and dropping some leaves) and I'm trying to figure out if it's getting too much or not enough water. I've been using a slow drip hose for about an hour once a week. The dirt around the rootball feels quite dry. In an established Ceanothus I'd think this would be fine, but am wondering if I should try and keep the soil damp during these early days.