Nicole Castle wrote:I wouldn't worry about plants shedding leaves in general. Plants tend to drop their leaves for any number of reasons when transplanted or moved. My experience with pomegranates is that they drop their leaves very easily, but they are super tough. What I put mine through was practically plant cruelty, but it survived and is thriving where it ended up.
This late in the year your young tree has had plenty of time to store up energy for the winter. "Wonderful" is hardy to zone 8 or so, preferably somewhere not too humid, but it's also not terribly picky.
I wouldn't worry unless it doesn't send out new leaves next spring.