It's been a month since I planted my Pagoda Dogwood 'WStackman' (Cornus alternifolia ‘WStackman') -- which I recently read was a species discovered not too far away from me here -- and I wanted to post a progress report and show how nice it's been doing -- i.e. not dead.
I also found one at the Morton Arboretum in the Fragrant Garden and it's so lovely, I jumped for joy that this is how, eventually, my tree will look.
I checked my tree and it was doing great, and I took some photos.
2 days later, I went to check on her and all her leaves have been completely torn up. Eaten. Shredded. Chomped on. I spotted some green bugs roosting on the plant and I immediately crushed them with my palms, but that's not the solution.
I don't think they will kill my dogwood, but she's still a young plant. As long as the roots are fine, I guess it's kind of okay. Has anyone experienced this before?