Free shipping when you spend $25 or more on seeds
Free shipping when you spend $50 or more on other products

What is eating my citrus and killing the tree?

seems each time I look at them (every 1/2 hr or so) more damage seems to have been done . sprayed white oil ,but leaves are disappearing rapidly

Fruit and Citrus • Home Pest

Hi Roz,

If the damage is quite severe and the leaves are ragged, then perhaps you have white cockatoos in the area. Possums and rabbits also feed on new citrus leaves. Have you tried netting the tree? Yates has a wonderful new product available - Yates Possum Repellent Spray helps protect your precious plants by deterring possums from browsing on sprayed plants.
Contains a special combination of ingredients that help reduce possums browsing on plants.
Lasts for up to 7 days or more with regular re-treatment.
Can be used on ornamental and edible plants and has only a 1 day withholding period.
The formulation was developed by Professor Lynne Selwood and is protected by a patent granted to the University of Melbourne.
Have you noticed any caterpillars on the citrus?



Answered: 8 Oct, 2012

We also plant seeds in the heads of gardeners

Join the Yates Garden Community to receive personalised monthly emails, and hear about exclusive promotions and giveaways.

Join Now
Stay Connected Facebook Instagram Youtube