Satsuma Trees
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Satsuma Trees

Anonymous added on September 25, 2013 | Answered

I have a satsuma tree that is dying. I live in southeast Texas and I have not had any problems with the tree in recent years. But this year it bloomed late and it has branches that are dying on it and leaves are falling off. Also, the fruit is falling from it and it is not fully grown like previous years. I don't know how old the tree is but, it has about a 4-inch diameter base and is about 10' tall. Any suggestions on what is happening? We did get hit by a hurricane last year and I was wondering on that.

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Anonymous
Answered on September 28, 2013

All information I found states that this is a small tree, assuming that, your tree is probably mature. Before cutting any branches, check for signs of life. It is possible the tree is just now showing it’s reaction to the hurricane. Did it get any saltwater? If so, this could cause some short-term damage. If you feel the limbs are dead, remove them properly. While it is normal for all fruit trees to drop blooms and immature fruit, it can be a sign of stress in the form of heat/cold, too much/little water and/or fertilizer.

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