My question is about a dogwood (pink)
I planted a new dogwood last spring and of course when I planted it, the leaves were green. It made it thru the winter but it doesn't have any leaves and it hasn't bloomed. It doesn't look dead-dead, but is there a way to check? Or do some newly planted dogwoods take a couple of years to bloom?
You can bend the branches. If they snap and break, those have died off. If they bend they still have life in them.
You can do the scratch test.
This link will help you with this test on your tree.
Here are some articles on Dogwood Tree care.
Keep in mind that most garden centers will guarantee a new tree for the first year.
If you tree does not survive, you should check with the point of purchase for a replacement.
Flowering may not occur in your new tree until the 2nd year.