I have a 6 year old citrus tree of the Washington Navel Variety.
A couple of weeks ago the weather warmed up so it did that burst of new growth, but upon inspection, they all seem to be watersprouts. They're all above the graft line, but they're weak looking leaves with "wings" and spikes on the boughs.
I realise you're supposed to prune them, but the tree seems to be mostly composed of watersprouts at this point (its looking very barren at the moment).
So, the questions are:
- Is this something that the tree is going to pull out of, or is the scion dead?
- Should I prune all the watersprouts? Is there a risk of killing the tree?