citrus trees - Knowledgebase Question

Cloverdale, Ca
Question by lbreyburg
April 15, 2009
My orange tree is in full bloum but a lot of leaves started to become yellow and curl. Is it a problem? What do I need to do? This is my first year having a citrus garden. Thank you, Ludmila


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Answer from NGA
April 15, 2009

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Although citrus trees are evergreen, they do lose some of their oldest leaves - those toward the center of the plant. The lost leaves will be replaced in a few weeks. So, if only the oldest leaves are yellowing, it is normal. If new leaves are yellowing it indicates a need for fertilizer (and possibly iron). Apply a citrus food in amounts as recommended on the fertilizer label. Hope you have a great harvest!

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