Answer: Based on your description it does not sound normal. Sometimes leaves wilt because a tree is over watered. The soil should be kept damp like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet or saturated and not dried out. If you have been overwatering, it could cause wilting in the pattern you described. If there was a frost, it might have damaged the older leaves -- before the new ones appeared. If the tree was transported in an open truck, that might have damaged the older leaves, too. It is a good sign that there are new leaves growing. But I would also suggest you trouble shoot with your local county extension to make sure the tree is okay.
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