A query for Dan Gill: After the freezes in January killed all of its foliage, my satsuma tree grew out a number of inexperienced, wholesome leaves till final week. Now, all the leaves have shriveled up and turned brown. I didn’t put any fertilizer on it. Any thought what would trigger this?– Larry Jordan
Solutions: Citrus bushes that have been badly broken by chilly could undergo inside injury in addition to injury to the leaves. Despite the fact that your satsuma despatched out new development to exchange what was killed by the freezes, the tree remains to be coping with freeze injury.
It is commonplace for a cold-damaged citrus tree to ship out new development solely to see the brand new development collapse and die.
So, your tree remains to be reacting to the freezes in January. If the entire cover has wilted and died, it is seemingly the tree is just not going to make it.
New development on citrus bushes could collapse as late as June from freeze injury performed in the course of the winter.
Dan Gill is a horticulturist with the LSU AgCenter. E-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or add them to the remark part under. Observe his tales at www.nola.com/homegarden, on Fb and @nolahomegardenon Instagram.