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Q.Almond Tree Leaves

Zone Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713 | Jezjulie added on November 2, 2017 | Answered

I live in Saint Petersburg, Florida and was given two Almond trees last spring. I planted them and it both look very healthy. The larger one, about 20″ tall, has beautiful large leaves, but they have gone from a bright green to a dark purple. Is this a concern?

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Answered on November 3, 2017

This, to me, signifies either of two things: 1. They could have experienced a cold snap, or 2. The more likely issue is that it has a phosphorus deficiency. These trees are heavy feeders and will need fertilization often.

Here is an article for more information on the care of the trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/almonds/growing-almond-nut-trees.htm

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