Calamondin Trees

Odd Growth on Calamansi Citrus Tree

Anonymous added on February 16, 2013 | Answered

For the first two years, my tree gave plenty of sweet, juicy fruits. Now (the past year and 1/2), there is no fruit and there is this odd 'tufty' growth everywhere where there are supposed to be new leaves and blossoms. One nursery said gall. The Pima County co-op extension said it is underwatered.  Hope you can solve the mystery.

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Answered on February 17, 2013

oops, hit the wrong button... There are more articles about sooty mold and other problems with citrus. You can access them by using the search window at the top of the page.
I doubt that this would be caused by underwatering. Usually, wilting then leaf drop is the first sign of underwatering. I am not framiliar with gall on citrus, however gall usually appears on woody branches and trunks. Gall is usually not widespread over an entire plant.

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Answered on February 17, 2013

The description of "fluffy" isn't quite enough to make a decent guess as to the real problem. If it is gray or black and looks like mold, it's probably sooty mold. this article will help:

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