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Millet

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Blooming & Leaf Drop
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:29:56 PM »
The season for citrus trees to flower is getting close.  The heavy bloom period is also the period of greatest leaf drop by the tree.  The production of flowers requires a lot of the trees energy, and the leaves that are not pulling their weight are discarded.  Therefore, when you notice more leaves falling to the ground don't become over concerned that the tree might have a problem.  This is a normal process.

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Re: Blooming & Leaf Drop
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 08:45:39 PM »
Good to know. Thanks, Millet.

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Re: Blooming & Leaf Drop
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
Thanks for the info. Last year I had a lot of problems with white flies and sprayed the trees heavily with neem oil.
The leaves still have a sticky feel to them.
Hopefully I will get a lot of new leaf growth this year, and the old oily leaves will drop.

 

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