I bought three glossy abelia last year (late September) and got them in the ground in the first week of October. I'm in zone 6 by the way. All three plants lost their leaves in the winter. It's my understanding that they normally keep their leaves but maybe it's because i got them in the ground so late. All three are growing leaves back but at a very slow pace. Two are in more direct sun than the other one. Those seem to be doing better. At this point should I cut back any branches that do not have leaves or should I just let these go through the season and see what happens? From everything I have read if I were to cut back any of the dead branches I should have done that already. Thoughts?