I have a jobotacaba--about 5 feet tall that I dug up from my old place and planted here back in January of 07. After a brief freeze that February, the leaves all began to slowly fall off, but it seemd to hang on. This past winter, the light freeze we had took the remainder o f the leaves. Now, this plants has been sitting for literally MONTHS with no leaves, but it hasn't died either.
I don't get it! It looks like a big skeleton of itself, yet the branches are still green and pliable. I scraped the bark recently to find green once again almost every place I tried except for a few of the extremely thin branch tips
I have tried feeding it this year and ammended the soil around it when I planted it..
Is this plant going to live or die? Any people out there familiar with these plants? Is this some weird "recovery" phase?