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Q.Only One Citrus Tree Is Yellowing Leaves- Any Idea Why?

Zone 95120 | Citrus-struggle added on July 16, 2023 | Answered

I have 4 newly planted citrus trees in my backyard. The two orange trees are doing well and have dark green foliage. The lime tree however is struggling with yellowing leaves all over. (Not just new growth and not with green veins- the whole leaf is uniformly yellow) They all get 10+ hours of sunlight in summer and are watered deeply once a week. Have used Dr Earth Fruit tree fertilizer for all of them. All of them are only a slight slope, it’s possible the lime tree has slightly steeper slope but not by much. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Answered on July 17, 2023

This could be related to uneven watering from the slope, but I think that the most likely situation could have been root damage at planting or soils that remain too moist. Sometimes this happens no matter how careful you are.

Proper care will be all that you can do from here. You could try a root stimulator to help boost recovery, but it won't guarantee anything.

Make sure that watering is done when the soil is completely dry down to about 4 to 6 inches for these trees. Most of the time, this is once a week. Sometimes, if the soil is too moist between watering, it will suffocate the roots.

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