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Ventura, California
Jun 14, 2020 12:56 PM CST
I have a kumquat planted in a container. I had many fruits in last two years. This year I notice that It lost most leaves. I see many branches drying out. Wax-like oil is leaking out from the branches. However a new shot comes below the graft position. Can someone tell us whether I can save this plant?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 14, 2020 1:06 PM CST

It looks like your kumquat has Citrus Gummosis. In the late stages (where I think your tree is), there's not much you can do to save it.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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