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Questions tagged [citrus]

For questions about citrus trees.

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Why the stores sell trees that look like bushes

I just bought a Eureka lemon tree. It is in a one gallon container but it looks more like a bush than a tree. It is about three feet from the bottom of the pot to the top of the branches. Does this ...
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Should I prune double “trunk” of orange tree seedling?

A few months ago (IIRC around last spring/summer), I planted an orange seed, which sprouted "twice" (as in, two main growths). I left both going, since by the time it had a few leaves, most of the ...
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I think my lime tree is dead

I have slowly been watching my lime tree die. I thought it just didn't get enough water last winter when we had no rain in the Los Angeles area and had heat problems. I noticed the bark seemed damaged ...
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Part of the citrus leaves are dull and dark graying

I did look up different diseases online but I'm having a hard time finding a match for these symptoms, the leaves with the dull color feel drier and not as smooth the the touch as regular normal ...
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Sour orange tree

My Son planted a lemon tree in his yard about 10 years ago. Somewhere along the way of becoming a big tree it now appears to be producing lemons on the lower part of the tree and big oranges on the ...
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Unhealthy orange tree

Our young orange tree (planted in the spring) has been healthy but growing slowly. I’ve noticed light blue spots on the leaves (EDIT: upon a second look, I realized that the spots are really white, ...
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How can I care for my dwarf meyer lemon tree with leaf drop?

I have a 3 year old potted dwarf meyer lemon tree that's not doing particularly well at the moment. It's never had a huge abundance of leaves, but a few weeks ago there was a particularly windy storm ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

I have a citrus tree of the Washington Navel variety, which is around 4 years old (and has been here for 2 of those). Naturally this means it's a scion grafted onto rootstock of which I don't know the ...
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What to use - seed grown citrus as rootstock?

I have been growing a "clementine tree" from seed for about three years now and decided that I might want to experiment with some grafting onto it. So, I went away to try and went way overboard (as ...
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Is this green scale?

I have a small orange tree, and for the last few days the leaves are getting sticky and some green bumps and small white dots appeared in the trunk and leaves. From my google search it looks like ...
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How many/how much (by weight) orange blossoms do you get from an orange tree?

An average is fine, and ideally specific to the bitter orange tree. I'm trying to understand the economics of cultivating for Neroli oil.
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Dark beads, sometimes transparent, along core of clementine from overseas

I often find dark beads along the core of clementines grown overseas. On the odd occassion, one of the beads is clear and transparent. I've attached a photo below. The beads are not fluid; they are ...
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lemon tree water sprout

I have a lemon tree grown from seed that is about 2 1/2 years old. I thought from what I read that a very large branch growing from the base area was a water sprout(it grew faster, although it was ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

I planted a seed I got from a grocery store lemon about 4 years ago and this is my tree today. It's not very big, and the branching is kind of weird. I don't mind if it produces fruit or not, I just ...
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What is eating/removing young fruit from my lemon and orange trees?

I live on the upper Gulf coast, just inland of Galveston Bay. For the past three weeks my improved meyer lemon tree, and two satsuma orange trees have been in glorious bloom. The bees went crazy, and ...
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Clementine seed results

I've got 7 plants from clementine seeds and want to know what possible results I can expect in terms of fruiting if any, depending on which different citrus trees could have pollinated the parent. The ...
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Planting Meyer Lemon in shade from fence until the tree grows taller

I am in Oakland, CA. I have a Meyer Lemon that I purchased from a nursery that is about 3' tall. I want to plant it in the corner of my yard between two eight foot fences. The plant will get some ...
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Do I need to prune my leaning Meyer

My Meyer lemon previously had a problem with some spotty yellowing of its leaves shortly after purchase as per this question but seems to have largely recovered. However, the stem is on a serious lean ...
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Citrus tree deficiency or toxicity

I have an orange tree that has some issue but I can´t pin down what it could be, I don´t have that much experience with pinning down deficiencies or exceses on trees than in plants. I will post some ...
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Does this Tangelo look root bound?

I bought this tangelo tree on the cheap from a nursery because it looks a bit sick... I live in Melbourne Australia so we now only have a couple more months of summer left before autumn. I'm ...
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Lemon plant dropping and browning leaves (indoors)

I have a lemon that I grew from store bough lemon seed so it's not a dwarf variety. It was growing crazy fast but now it started to drop leaves, some seemed healthy other had some browning around tips ...
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Ants and white fluff on my citrus tree leaves

I've noticed this weird thing on the underside of some of my citrus tree's leaves. It looks like a number of ants stuck in a bunch of white fluff. This is only on some of the leaves, and it's mostly ...
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Why would my citrus tree have dying twigs, burrowing insects and black scale?

My citrus tree is not healthy. The leaves are falling off, and the twigs are becoming brown and dying: In the middle trunk, where a large branch was pruned years ago, there seems to be some burrowing ...
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What type of grow light should I buy for young citrus seedlings

I have several young, potted citrus trees that range from 1 to 3 years old that are mandarin, grapefruit, key lime, Meyer lemon and eureka lemon varieties. They spent a productive spring, summer and ...
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Tahitian Lime tree leaves eaten?

I got this Tahitian Dwarf Lime tree not long ago and I was surprised to find a few of the leaves being bitten. I'm not sure what to do to stop/prevent this from reocurring. Any advice?
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How to prune a citrus tree?

I'm interested how to prune correctly or the best way a citrus tree. I can give an example of an indoor orange tree. Would it be ok to trim the left branch until the bottom leaf you can see in the ...
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Prune baby kumquat (citrus) tree

Just for the fun of it I threw a kumquat seed in a pot, and it has actually grow quite a bit. I know you should ideally graft cuttings onto rootstock and not start from seed. But I just did it for the ...
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What are the white spots on the trunk of my orange and grapefruit trees? [closed]

I have white spots on the trunk of my orange and grapefruit trees, and I don't know what that means. I live in Houston, Texas. The spots on the trunk differ from the spots on the leaves. I do not see ...
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Light patch on tree trunk

I have a rather young citrus tree (about 3 years, and been planted here for maybe half a year). I've noticed some weird light patches on the tree trunk, as shown in the image below. They seem to be ...
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Lemon Tree baby leaves curling down

The plant was fine a couple of days ago until recently I found that its leaves are curling down and is not having any progress in growing.
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Key lime tree: white mush/mold (?) on the roots, and curling whitening leaves

This is a followup to this question, from a couple months ago. I tried yesterday to edit that question to include the followup, but it was not very well-received -- I assume it was not the right thing ...
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Why are the leaves on my drawf mandarin curling? over-watered?

I just bought this dwarf mandarin tree a week ago and planted it in a pot and the leaves are starting to curl already. I have been looking every day but they seem to be getting worse. I'm wondering ...
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Why does my mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata) have yellow leaves with speckled bottoms?

I just bought a mandarin, variety 'nova'. I'm not sure if it's healthy or not, or if it's meant to be like this. It has plenty of new growth but all leaves including new growth are yellow, and the ...
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Have I terminated this Calamondin?

There is some advice here on how to grow a Calamondin orange (Citrus × microcarpa or Citrus citrofortunella mitis) and that is consistent with how one particular specimen was treated to survive (and ...
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Will grafting seed grown citrus onto a rootstock bring fruiting forward

So Iv got a nice variety of mandarin from the supermarket and am growing it from seed. Iv heard fruiting can take yeeeeears of grown this way. Iv seen a fruiting bitter orange for sale online for £25, ...
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What's the difference between normal potting soil and specialty “Mediterranean” potting soil?

I have been looking at the labels on specialty potting soil label as "Mediterranean" potting soil for plants such as olive and citrus. The only real difference besides the huge price difference I ...
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Deformity in the form of many, miniature leaves

I have a nulles clementine that isn't doing too great after a winter indoors, for a variety of different reasons that don't surprise me in the least. I am, however, at a loss to explain the new growth ...
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Yellowing and falling of lime tree leaves

Following this question, I have re-potted my key lime tree into a bigger pot, changed the soil (using the "best" potting soil I could find around, i.e. one that does not hold water), and stopped using ...
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Whitening of some leaves of a potted key lime tree

I have a potted one-year-old-or so lime tree, which has looked quite healthy for the past two months or so (after recovering from a winter where it lost a lot of leaves due to overwatering). Since ...
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Will a lemon tree grow back after being cut down low?

My lemon tree was cut down very low by the person cutting my yard. The tree was about two years old. It was cut with a weed eater.
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Need help identifying this disease for my lemon tree

Some of the branches on my lemon tree don't look particularly healthy. Taking a closer look at the leaves indicates that it may be related to some disease. Please help me identify the issue and cure. ...
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Do Orange and Lemon Trees need annual pruning?

I have a lemon and orange tree in my backyard. I have apple and pear trees as well which I prune on an annual basis. I was wondering if the lemon and orange trees need pruning as well and if so, how ...
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Can I sweeten sour tangerines on the fruit tree?

I have a tangerine about 12 years old in a container. It's outside in summer, indoors in winter. It has tons of flowers, buds and fruits all the time, but they're sour! What can I do to sweeten the ...
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Drooping leaves on orange tree

I have had an orange tree (Valencia Orange) for roughly a year now, and it is currently a 30-something inches sapling. It so far was looking healthy, but in the past couple days, some new leaves it ...
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Discoloration on bottom of limes

We have some lime trees that generally give a good amount of fruit, most of it coming off the tree in good shape. About 10℅ of the fruit has discolored areas usually on the bottom of the fruit ("...
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Red streaks in Louisiana sweet oranges

We have orange trees that have always produced "orange flesh" oranges. This year a few of the oranges have red streaks in them. Is is possible that this year the flowers were crossed with a blood ...
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Why do the leaves on my Meyer lemon have blotchy yellow areas?

I have a Meyer lemon that I purchased a few months ago. I potted it into a self watering container with some potting mix mixed with some peat. It's flowering and small fruit are forming but the leaves ...
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Why is my citrus bare on one side?

All the branches on the east facing side of the tree are bare of leaves. I haven't noticed any pests going for it. I've been fertalising with Osmocote, citrus liquid fertaliser and have recently been ...
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Lime tree with older leaves getting brown and dry

To continue with my saga of "I am growing citri but am hopeessly clueless about it," I noticed today that some of the leaves of my (Eureka) lime sapling are patched with dry, brown spots (see below). ...
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What are these barely visible white spots and brown edges on my citrus plant?

I have a citrus plant and something else growing in a pot. The something else had some barely visible white mold-like spots for a few months, and now its and the nearby citrus plant's leaves are ...