Cara Cara not doing well
I bought a Cara Cara orange tree from a citrus nursery about this time last year. It really has never thrived. The leaves have been sparse ever since I got it.
It is planted in native soil at the proper planting depth, that I made sure drains properly and has not been fertilized. I have followed the nursery directions.
The watering schedule has been 1X for a deep soaking every 3 or 4 weeks depending on the rain. I just bumped it up temporarily to once every 10 days after our temps spiked to 90's and 100.
This tree had lots of flowers earlier but has not added hardly any leaves and now lots of the smaller branches are dying.
The nursery says to back off on the water and don't fertilize it but, it seems to be having more dying branches and doesn't look very good.
There are 4 other citrus trees on the same watering schedule planted in the same area as this tree and they are all very healthy looking.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what is ailing this tree?