I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
It should have leaves by now. I'd give it a little more time just to be sure. You can scrape the bark off a shoot to see if it is still green underneath. Also bending a shoot to see if it is still supple or if it is dry and snaps easily can help you determine if it is alive or dead.
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