The purchased plants have recovered from the insect attacks fairly well. There has been another casualty. It was one of the Male Seaberry / Seabuckthorn plants. Thanks again for the advice to plant at least 2 males in the event one perishes.
The seedling plants which survived ( about 7 ) are healthy and were never targeted by any insects. They were planted in a very different part of the property and, I believe their smallness and the infestation of June bugs emerging from the surrounding turf helped them. Lessons learned: I lost dozens of seedlings while I was away for a week and watering became critical and not provided. Also, while Seaberry pests may be few in underdeveloped areas of the world and on dedicated, larger farms, the proximity of turf and deciduous trees(with non-native pests) urban environment controlled lawns and shrubs may provide excellent habitat for the breeding of otherwise naturally controlled populations of other bugs.
These are a couple of photos of the seedlings taken yesterday as well. I still have no idea the variety (although the same can be said for the purchased male plants). The sex is unknown as well. I have a few more seeds and will try a small fall seeding outdoors and another in the spring. Propagation will be likely best accomplished by rooted cuttings.
I can' resist posting a few photos of the gardens in my world. I hope you enjoy them.
Oh yes, and one of the Maine property.....
More news soon!