Peach tree dead or hibernating?
I found a peach tree at a good price (in the summer, too hot to plant). I have cared for it in its 3 gal pot and it continued to grow leaves this summer. When the days shortened the leaves fell and I figured it was going into dormancy. But the small branches coming off the trunk are dead, brown and brittle.
Do they do this when young and dormant? Or is it dead. I didn't want to cut part of the trunk to make sure, in case it is really OK.
I have a bad feeding it is dead. But why?