Orange Trees

Naval Orange Leaf Drop


Anonymous added on April 18, 2012 | Answered

Our young orange tree was recently fertilized and has begun to drop the leaves and shed all of the tiny oranges. The tree has been in the ground in Gilbert for two years. Is this because the tree was over-fertilized? What should we do to help it survive?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 19, 2012

Typically, leaf loss is due to irregular watering. These articles will help with watering and fertilizing your tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/tip-on-water-requirements-for-citrus-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

Premature fruit drop is often the result of overbearing (which requires thinning), poor pollination or an insect problem.

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