I planted an Acerola (Barbados cherry) last fall. It is a mature tree. I had 2 episodes of bloom with no fruit before the winter (I am in Los Angeles). About 2 months ago it lost all its leaves suddenly, it wilted overnight. I thought a gofer had got to the roots but then I read that it can lose its leaves when there is a sudden cold spell. Now it is spring here and all other deciduous trees are leafing out, my tomato plants have their first green tomatoes ( not bragging just giving an idea of the kind of weather we have had) but the Acerola doesn't seem to have any hint of a bud. I don't think it is dead. Am I just too impatient or is it doomed? If anyone has an idea I would love to hear it!