Hi... I do not have a green thumb and have never planted a tree before. I've looked after a big yard with a mature garden for 20 years but am a rookie when it comes to planting. A few weeks ago, my husband and I planted an Akebono cherry cultivar from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom festival. It seems to be dying. The blossoms died, of course. There are some new leaves at the end of some of the branches, but some branches have no leaves at all. It looks horrible. We did follow the instructions on the planting video, dug a good sized hole, bought good soil for it, watered it but not too much, we think. Some of the leaves are curly and have what look like insect holes on them. It's in the middle of the backyard with a western/southern exposure -- full sun. At the same time, we bought a dogwood, a magnolia, two witch hazels, some lilac bushes and a few other plants from a local nursery, and planted them as well. We also moved a weed Mountain Ash three feet over (to replace a tree that had fallen over in a snowfall). All of these trees and shrubs appear to be thriving. Have we killed our beautiful cherry? Is this dead-look normal for a newly transplanted Akebono? Do you have any suggestions! I'd really appreciate them because we are completely clueless here. We're clueless but not careless and we do want to make sure our tree is healthy and happy. I've added a photo -- post #7.