Key lime yellowing leaves

guidevDecember 4, 2009

Got yellowing on my key lime leaves. Not sure what is causing it or if it is nothing to be concerned of? Has been surfacing over the past few months. They seem to be older leaves but some are newer as well. I cut back watering with the idea that it may be causing it. You can see the leaves below:

So what gives?

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tugbrethil

Doesn't look like anything more than the oldest leaves dying out, like normal this time of year. Don't panic!

Kevin : )

    Bookmark   December 5, 2009 at 9:36PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Nice pics and nice tree. I agree with Kevin as usual. It looks like it's just shedding the older leaves. I just spent a bit of time this morning plucking the same off of my very tiny grapefruit tree, and raking up the same from my pretty large lemon tree. All looks good to me.

And you've reminded me, I don't have a single lime in this garden. I've always grown them in the past. Hmmmmm.....

I do have lots of other citrus, plus a fun limequat (lime x kumquat), but no limes. Must shop this spring, oink oink.

Take care,
Grant

    Bookmark   December 6, 2009 at 12:05PM
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guidev

Thanks for the feedback! Good thing I don't have to be concerned as it produced some good fruit this past year...thanks again!

    Bookmark   December 6, 2009 at 1:17PM
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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

I agree about older leaves, but I think they may have been helped to their final demise by a little cold weather? Lime is the most frost sensitive citrus. It doesn't take much to yellow it.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 9:58PM
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