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palm coast florida
Feb 19, 2018 6:35 PM CST
My dwarf mango tree has survived mild Florida winters but this past one was very harsh and now has dead branches and leaves! I've been told that if the (what appears to be dead limbs) are pliable when you break it,that it actually is viable!! is there truth to it? and will it help if I cut the dead portion of the branches? thank you!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Feb 19, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Scratch the bark with your fingernail. If it's green underneath, it's alive. If it's brown, its dead. Try this in several places. If the tree is alive, you may just to prune off the dead stuff.
palm coast florida
Feb 19, 2018 7:44 PM CST
hi Carol, Yes I did that and yes it's light green and seems alive! I will definitely prune the dead part of the limbs! Thank you very much for your input! Regards!

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