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Freeze damage recovery
« on: May 04, 2021, 10:01:21 PM »
I lost all my citrus during the cold spell in mid February here in Houston. There were several days where the temps did not get above 22 Fahrenheit.  It seemed my 25 yr old meiwa kumquat (20 years in the ground) would make it. Started making shoots from the branches within a month but now the new shoots are withering and dying. Is this plant toast?

Near NRG Stadium, Houston Texas. USDA zone 9a


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Re: Freeze damage recovery
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 11:08:09 PM »
sometimes the rootstock use is not hardy and dies but the scion has energy in it trunk and bark to push growth.  The tree later dies with the dead roots not supplying water..