Is it too late for new tree heather plant?
Hi. Just noticed in the last couple of days that the young tree heather (erica arborea) I had planted a few months back looks all brown with just a very small few green leaves left on the side aiming away from the strong westerly wind we have been getting recently. The way it was moving in the wind makes me think it was wind rocking that disturbed the roots before it had time to settle in its new position. I have put a mound of mulch around the base to see if this will help stabilise it and help it recover but was wondering if there was anything else I could do or is it simply too late to save it at this stage. It had developed a few brown branches already a few weeks back and in hindsight I should have applied the mulch earlier. It was not an expensive plant as I got it in the clearance section of the local garden centre but any advice would be much appreciated.
All the best.