Help with a tangerine tree

fagopher(zone 5)January 5, 2011

Hi All,

I am a lurker of this forums but now I need some help and wonder if you can share your knowledge with me.

I have this tangerine tree (I believe the name is "Daisy") in the ground for about 3 years now and it has not grown a bit, the leaves are yellow with no signs f improvement. I have tried many things and this is (I think) my last try to make it better, otherwise I am sad to say it will have to go to the trash...

I tested the soil about a year ago and the PH was neutral, and I added the nutrients as recommended. I have tried liquid and solid fertilizer (the ones that say "for citrus"), I tried organic matter, mulch... and no mulch but nothing seems to work. Does anyone has any idea why this tree looks so yellow? see pictures:


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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

the soil looks very wet to me, does it stay like that always?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 1:11PM
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fagopher(zone 5)

I believe not. I took the picture a few hours after the sprinklers system was on. I will keep an eye on it anyway..

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 1:58PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Citrus trees like for their roots to dry out a bit before waterings, both inground and in containers. If the sprinkler system is soaking the ground everyday the roots may not have a chance to dry out and you could have some root rot happening.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 3:02PM
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Your tree is suffering from severe nitrogen deficiency. Add some more fertilizer.

Here is a link that might be useful: mrtexas

    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 1:08PM
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That is the first thing that came to mind too.

Nitrogen deficiency! If that does not help, then I would look into what is causing an uptake problem, usually associated with soil issues.


    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 1:35PM
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fagopher(zone 5)

Great!! Thanks All I will follow your advice and remove mulch and some soil and add fertilizer

    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 6:19PM
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