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Why are my orange tree leaves turning yellow?

Why are my orange tree leaves turning yellow?

Your orange tree leaves turning yellow may be due to natural (including pests and diseases), environmental or care causes. Some of the most common causes can be that the roots are too wet or even too dry leading to yellowing leaves. Other causes include cold draughs as well as low temperatures as well as not getting enough feed. I discuss all of these below as well as what to do about each problem. As the leaves age, they naturally start…

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How and when to prune an orange tree for a better harvest – step-by-step guide

How and when to prune an orange tree for a better harvest – step-by-step guide

Pruning your orange tree serves several purposes – removing dead branches; increasing air circulation; sculpting the tree’s shape; and improving next year’s harvest. Here’s how to prune your orange tree successfully, step by step. Five reasons to prune your orange tree Remove dead or diseased branches Pests or diseases on your tree may cause the leaves and branches to become diseased and even die. (See Orange tree pests and diseases for details.) Carefully remove the affected parts of the tree…

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Why is my orange tree is not producing fruit? – 5 Reasons to consider

Why is my orange tree is not producing fruit? – 5 Reasons to consider

You need to be a detective to figure out why your orange tree is not bearing fruit, as there are quite a few different reasons. It could be nature or lack of it for oranges grown under cover of there not pollinating, or how you’re looking after the tree, lack of water or not enough sun just to name a few. Here are the main reasons for a lack of oranges on your tree and, more importantly, how to encourage…

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Why are my orange tree leaves turning black? – Black sooty mould

Why are my orange tree leaves turning black? – Black sooty mould

It’s most probable that the reason your orange tree leaves are turning black is because of black sooty mould. This is a fungal disease that starts out small and spreads quite rapidly. The good news is that in itself this disease doesn’t do too much harm to your plant. The bad news is that it is a sign of a much bigger problem – bugs. Read on to find out what to do about black sooty mould and the underlying…

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What is the best way to pollinate orange trees? hand pollination methods

What is the best way to pollinate orange trees? hand pollination methods

Orange trees are self-pollinators and don’t need another orange tree around to produce fruit, thats the good news. However, even though they’re self-pollinators, it doesn’t hurt to help the process of pollinating orange trees along. The issue comes with orange trees grown in greenhouses and inside homes were nature can’t take care of the process. Why orange trees may need help pollinating For orange trees to self-pollinate, the pollen from one flower on the tree must reach another flower; it…

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Why are my orange tree leaves curling?

Why are my orange tree leaves curling?

One of the most common problems I see when growing citrus trees, including orange trees, is that the leaves start to curl and sometimes even drop. There are a few common reasons, most of which are treatable. In my guide, I going to discuss some of them, including lack of water, too much sun, insect damage from aphids and even Fungal diseases. Water stress Are your orange tree leaves yellow and somewhat crispy as well as curling? If so, the…

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Why are my orange tree leaves sticky?

Why are my orange tree leaves sticky?

The most probable reason that your orange tree leaves are sticky is that you have an infestation of sap-sucking insects. These insects – and there are quite a few different types – leave behind honeydew, that’s the sticky substance. Here’s how to identify which insect is your problem and what to do about it. Honeydew Sap-sucking insects suck the sap out of your orange tree leaves and stems for their food. In doing so, they excrete and leave behind blobs…

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Orange tree pests and diseases – Identify and Treatment

Orange tree pests and diseases – Identify and Treatment

Orange trees, as with any fruit-bearing trees, are prone to both specific and common pests and diseases. Pests that commonly attack orange trees include mealy bugs, aphids and spider mites, and these are fairly easy to treat but, with young trees, can cause a lot of damage. Then you have diseases, including root rot and citrus canker, which are either fungal or bacterial. One of the more common problems with diseases on orange trees is Black sooty mould, as it…

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The Pot-Grown Orange: How to Cultivate Oranges in Containers

The Pot-Grown Orange: How to Cultivate Oranges in Containers

Given the UK climate, it’s best to grow all orange trees in pots. These trees are only hardy in very warm climates, so they do need to be indoors – in your home or greenhouse – over the winter. The best way to accomplish this is to grow orange trees in pots so that you can move them between your home and your garden as the seasons change. Select the best orange tree for pots You need to select a…

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The Ultimate Guide to Growing Orange Trees: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Orange Trees: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

Once you place an orange tree in its best environment, it’s quite easy to care for. With just a little care and attention, you can pick your own fresh oranges from the tree. Here’s what you need to know for growing and caring for orange trees. Buy the tree from a reputable nursery Look for orange trees that are two to three years old with bright shiny leaves.To grow your tree in a container then make sure to buy a…

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