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Dots on lemon tree leaves

The leaves on my lemon tree have these small yellow and brown dots. I assumed these are some kind of pests or insects and have therefore been spraying them with neem oil every 8 - 10 days. I even ...
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Citrus treatment for scale bugs and whether fruit is edible

I have some citrus trees with scale bugs, they are kept as house plants and live outside during the warmer months. They've been sprayed (regrettably) with a pretty nasty pesticide. It's called Bug ...
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What's wrong with my Meyer Lemon Tree?

My young meyer lemon tree's are getting these yellowish spots and then falling off. Despite this, it has still bloomed and has quite a bit new growth. What is wrong?
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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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Why does the lime half of a grafted tree suffer, while the lemon half thrives?

I have a dwarf grafted citrus in a pot in my garden. The trunk is grafted with one lemon branch and one lime branch. Over the last two years the lemon half of the tree has grown well and fruited ...
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Citrus with spotty yellow leaves

I have checked the posts available but I am not sure I can identify the problem with my lemon tree. The plant was germinated from lemon seeds around one year ago, and it has two siblings who are ...
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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 is the problem with my lemon tree?

I got a lemon tree 3 months ago, and moved it to a bigger pot (outdoors) and applied fertilizer. Within a month, it lost all the leaves (while still green). Since then, many new leaves appeared (...
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

We have a 4 year old dwarf lemon tree. It has never flowered until this year. Many flowers and a lot of fruit, however the fruit seems to have stopped growing and has been stagnant for 3 weeks. We ...
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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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Why are my orange trees dropping new leaves and getting dry?

Up until a few days ago, these orange trees were doing fine and well. They had nice new growth. Since three days ago I've been finding them dropping some of the newer leaves, along with some of the ...
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How can I tell which citrus plant it is from their leaves?

A few years ago I planted a variety of seeds from citrus fruits of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and mandarine. Only a few of them grew into big plants, and now I have 2-4 large plants, but I don't ...
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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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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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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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What insect/disease causes lemons to look like a Cthulhu and how can this be prevented?

Earlier today, pictures of weirdly shaped lemons were shared on reddit. The top comment there says it is a case of citrus bud mites, which actually seems to make sense. My questions are: Is this ...
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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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Can citrus tree health affect the seed count in the fruit?

I have a Clementine Orange which used to produce pleasant fruit that was lightly seeded. In the last few years, the number of seeds in each orange has increased dramatically. The tree has fallen to ...
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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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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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Can I save any of this orange harvest? (probably under-watered tree)

The house I'm renting has a number of fruit trees. I'm in San Jose, CA and with the drought, it has been a challenge to give them the right amount of water while still conserving. It seems the mature ...
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Albino citrus seedling? and 1 year old grapefruit plant

A few months ago, I tried to get some citrus seeds from flea market fruit to sprout, but they didn't so I just buried them inside the pot of my grapefruit plant. Last week, I noticed that there was a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is my lemon tree losing leaves after I gave it tomato feed? [closed]

There are pale blotches on the leaves of my lemon tree. There are no pests or mites, but all leaves have fallen from tree. I have tried a tomato feed with no results.
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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 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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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 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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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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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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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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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 ...