Discovered a Citrus under a Vine

Suzi AKA DesertDanceMarch 16, 2013

We recently purchased a grossly overgrown and neglected property, and are systematically plowing through it.

We started yesterday on removing a vine growing up on the fence from below the pool deck. We don't know what the vine is, but it's thick, fat, and has completely blocked the view, so it needed to go. As we pruned, we discovered a citrus growing below, that it had enveloped.

The citrus has tiny blossoms forming, and a crushed leaf smelled very lemony. There were no rotting fruits on the ground below, as there are under the other citrus in the yard. The citrus is about 10' tall, and very nice, once we got that vine off of it.

I'm hoping it bears fruit. Are there citrus that don't? Fingers crossed! We gave it lots of water, and will fertilize soon.


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a pic of the whole tree and a close up pic of the trunk and leaves would help to id it.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:53PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

We are between two houses while the remodel is going on the other, but will be back there Monday, and I'll take photos!

Every time we work in the yard (1.4 acres), we discover something new! Gardener ID'd 2 seedling guava trees! It might be years before they fruit, but the gophers don't seem to like them, so it's good!!

I'll post photos next week. I'm sure it's citrus! Just hoping it fruits! Beats me while the others have rotting fruit, hanging fruit, and buds, but not this one! That vine might have choked it! But the vine has met it's master!!


    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 1:22PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

Here is the photo. I sent this to myself prior to the unfortunate loss of my cell phone 2 nights ago. I only have this photo, and no more cell phone until my contract expires in late April.

Please disregard all the junk in front of the tree. Our irrigation contractor put all that stuff there.

I have since pruned out all the dead wood. This tree has huge thorns, and I know it bears, because there was an old dried up piece of fruit resting between a couple woody branches. The blossoms are white, not purple based.

The leaves smell heavenly lemon!


    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 3:30PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance

Hopefully you can see this photo better. it does show the leaves, blossoms and some trunk or older branches.


    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 3:48PM
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healthy looking tree.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 6:33PM
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