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Jan 5, 2017 4:10 PM CST
|We live in north-west Az. My lime, lemon and orange trees are dropping their leaves like crazy. They all produced fruit this year. They have new growth but the leaves cup and curl soon after they come out. I see no evidence of mold, or insects. Please advise. First pic is the lemon tree, 2nd is the key lime. Thank you.
Jan 6, 2017 7:24 AM CST
|It could be lack of water Other members will have more advice for you|
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jan 6, 2017 8:24 AM CST
|You got good crop so you must of been watering them enough over summer. Are you keeping up on shallow frequent waterings over the winter ??? There sub-tropical. Which means they need watering year round. There shallow rooted.
6 to 8 inches deep. So keep at least two feet around drip line, (edge of tree) clear of anything period. Roots there. Put mulch or bark there. It will look nice and trees will enjoy it to.
Ahhh!!!! Cool roots in summer 😎.
Dont dig anywhere inside that circle.
Last ! Dont let water run up to trunk or sprinklers wet.
Some members know about diseases. They should chime in.
Or go to your co-op extention or nursery with samples.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Jan 6, 2017 11:30 AM CST
|Hello Mkaiser, I grow a different type of citrus outdoors in a container, and it does get that in its leaves during winter time here. But it bounces back in Spring with renewed vigor. It could be combination older leaves dropping or got too dried out and cold overnight temps.
As long as the branches are looking green and the stem shows greenish specs, I would not worry much.
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