Plum tree still dormant in spring


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I live in Melbourne and today is the third day of spring. In late July some fruit trees which I ordered online arrived, including a Coe’s Golden Drop plum. All the other stone fruit in the garden - including a Kentish cherry which arrived on the same day - has broken dormancy but this plum tree looks exactly as it did on the day it arrived. Is it still alive?

The day it arrived:
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Today:
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I live in Melbourne and today is the third day of spring. In late July some fruit trees which I ordered online arrived, including a Coe’s Golden Drop plum. All the other stone fruit in the garden - including a Kentish cherry which arrived on the same day - has broken dormancy but this plum tree looks exactly as it did on the day it arrived. Is it still alive?

The day it arrived:
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Today:
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Scratch the bark to see if still alive.If greenish color yes and if brown no.
 
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Turns out the tree was just a bit slow. I didn’t scratch it because I was afraid of damaging it. Two weeks later and it is showing signs of new growth.

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