Ours, which was planted 2 years ago, sure appears dead.
Over the weekend, I trimmed the branches, hoping to find some green healthy wood, but found only dry dead limbs. I keep hoping something with sprout from the roots, but beginning to have doubts.
Mine looks dead too and neither the ones at my office nor the one at our neighbor's house show any signs of life. I looked at the base of the plant and it looked slightly green, but that may just be leftover color that was protected by mulch.
We also lost our Bird of Paradise, it has one tiny, sad shoot at the base of what was a 6x8 shrub.
Only 1 of my 3 pomegranates is leafing out. Usually it's so cold down here in the far SV that they die back to the roots each year anyway.
Only 1 of 5 figs appears to have made it. All my rosemary & hardy (!) kiwi appear to have died. Sigh. But I'll give everything another month before I pull em out.
Ours looked dead at the time of this post but it looks like it'll come back pretty well. It's against the side of the house so it didn't get as cold. My next concern is for the Praying Mantes that lay their egg casings on it. We'll know in a couple of weeks.