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Citrus Leaves Watering in Hot Sun

Is it safe (or recommended) to water citrus leaves with a sprinkler in the direct sunlight? I have been told by some old gardeners that it is not good for the tree to water the leaves. . . period. . . and it can kill the tree if done in sun.


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 07/07/2011 @ 9:37 am

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While it will not kill the tree, the water spots left on the foliage can act as a magnifying glass in the sun and cause burning or scorching of the foliage. It is generally better to water before the sun rises or after the sun has set.


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