How to revive my avocado tree - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Luzviminda Mateo
Lemon Grove, Ca
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Question by clerical
January 13, 2010
I was given an avocado tree for Thanksgiving and I replanted in the front yard. It does not look too healthy and some days all the leaves are drooping. I asked soemone at the garden shop at THD and he said because it's been unusually cold here in Southern California and Avocado trees does not like cold weather - but also said do not worry it will come back and not to put any fertilizer right now

Answer from NGA
January 13, 2010
I think you were given some good advice. Newly transplanted trees and shrubs can go through some stress as they acclimate to their new spots in the landscape. Avocado trees are no exception and until the roots become established the leaves may very well droop. Some may even turn yellow and drop. About all you can do is hope for mild weather and keep your tree watered. Water deeply once each week if there is no rain. By spring it should perk up. enjoy your new tree!

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