I bought and planted a few trees last year, one being a dogwood and it has never been happy. Once planted the leaves turned brown and dropped off, i assumed trauma from planting so watered well and fed it and more leaves came and dropped off, at which point it was towards the end of summer so i thought perhaps a seasonal thing now.
This spring leaves formed and started to open out, and are again turning brown and beginning to drop. Clearly it is not happy where it is, is it OK to move it now? I was wondering if i could pop it in a big pot and then i can put it somewhere more sheltered when required as i do have quite a windy garden and it does currently get alot of wind, also sun and is surrounded by other plants.
I could either keep it in a pot at least for now, if it needs shade i will have an area which gets less sun ready by next year. I just didn't want it to keep getting weaker and weaker in a place where it clearly isn't happy.