Yellow Citrus Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Lincoln, IA
Question by NewWineGuy
January 7, 2000
I have a citrus tree that is about 2-3 years old and seems to be healthy in all ways except for yellowy leaves. Any ideas?


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Answer from NGA
January 7, 2000

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Yellow leaves can be a sign of many things, including overwatering, underwatering, transplant shock, shock of a move to a new location, and lack of nitrogen. Citrus are heavy feeders and need a regular fertilization program. If you haven't been fertilizing it, I suggest you use a product formulated for citrus, which will provide the amounts needed on the package.

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