Mango tree care - Knowledgebase Question

Cape Coral, Fl
Question by mcubello22
February 10, 2010
I planted a small mango tree last July and after our last cold spell all its leaves turned brown (I didn't cover it). Is it still alive and should I fertilize it. My neighbor covered his tree but his also turned brown and lost all its leaves

Answer from NGA
February 10, 2010


Mangos are tropical, as you probably know, so very frost tender. At this point, don't prune. Wait until spring and see if the tree leafs out on its own. You may end up pruning unnecessarily because plants that look severely damaged often have healthy root systems and will recover in spring. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring when new growth starts. Good luck!

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