hi, i need help. My dad has just died and we are trying to transplant and save some of his cherished plants. His acer is a dark purple acer which still has berries on it. Unfortunately we dont have the time to leave it until it is stagnant. I dug it up 2 days ago expecting a large root ball. It did not happen, the soil dropped off the roots and left only the bush itself. It is about 4ft tall and wide. I gathered the soil it was in, dug a hole and put the bush in with its original soil all around it. Since then i have gone out twice daily with 2 watering cans and soaked it. The berries are still intact but all the leaves have drooped. I need some advice here please. Would not like it to die.