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Jun 15, 2020 1:14 PM CST

Hello, about three years ago I planted to medium size Gumbo Limbo trees. It took a while and then they started to grow. I had some pests that I controlled with a Systemic Insecticide.

This month a large number of the leaves are turning yellow and green and are dropping like flies.

Does anybody has any ideas what it could be due to?


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Juan
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Jun 16, 2020 7:47 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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The fact that the veins are yellow is a concern. How long ago did you use the systemic?
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Jun 16, 2020 11:20 AM CST

Thanks for your reply Alice, I applied a systemic insecticide about a month ago.
I have read that the Gumbo Limbos do not like too much water. For the last two weeks it has been raining almost daily.
But I am not sure ig this is due to excess water or something else. I also put every three months 4 stakes of Vigoro fertilizer.
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Jun 16, 2020 12:41 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st104

I would take a small branch with the leaves showing the problem to your local extension office and have them diagnosis the issue. Take a soil sample with you so they can check that at the same time.
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Also, forgive me, I did not realize you were a new member. Welcome!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Jun 18, 2020 10:24 AM CST

Thank you very much Alice, for both the infromation and the welcome.
Regards,

Juan
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