"Curly Leaf" - Knowledgebase Question

Corona, Ca
Question by claudeharber
December 4, 2009

I have a dwarf lemon tree in my front yard and the leaves lately have been


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Answer from NGA
December 4, 2009

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The most common cause of curly leaves on citrus is aphid feeding. You can't fix the problem once the leaves are damaged - other than pruning them off - but you can help your tree avoid this problem in the future by inspecting the new leaves as they emerge and hosing off any aphids you see with a strong stream of water. Once the leaves begin to mature they will be thick enough to become less attractive to aphids. Best wishes with your lemon tree!

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