Hello i was wondering if you could help me figure out what is wrong with my orange blood tree if it is a pest or just smething that can be fixed.....it is potted and the problem i saw it sinced i bought it ,but had never seen one this big so hoped it would not progress as i had one before and it kept going i war until it all died....the tip of the branches start getting brown, dried out/dead and it continues moving inward on my last tree it was in the ground and same thing happend even thought i cut of those parts (althought i havent cut alot or it almost just the dead part and a little of green ) it kept spreading until it died and i am devastated this would happen, it is sprouting new leaves but the branches are having this problem, and its lost almost all of its leaves i am in zone 10 san diego, CA the days are sunny and just starting to get cold at night, hope you can help i am devastated each time i prune, the tree has a strong trunk like 3 inches width i am attaching a picture , my dad loves this fruit so i got it for his birthday and hope you can help me figure out what to do ,please
Tree Pest ?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The symptom you are seeing is called twig dieback. This could be caused by one of the diseases discussed in these articles:
For proper diagnosis, you may need to ask a local extension agent for help. They will have better knowledge of the citrus diseases common in San Diego.