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Hi - another question about curled leaves on a mandarin tree

The mandarin tree is about 3 years old in a pot and the leaves are curling over and this happens very soon after new ones appear.

Fruit and Citrus • Pests

Curled leaves on citrus could be one of two issues:

  • Citrus leaf miner, which is a pest that tunnels through the foliage, leaving behind squiggly silver lines and causes the leaves to be distorted. If this is the case, we recommend spraying Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray onto the new leaves and this will prevent the moth from laying its eggs on the leaves.
  • The tree is drought stressed. Citrus love to be watered deeply at least once a week, or twice if conditions are particularly hot. As it's in a pot, you may want to consider adding a soil wetter to help the water penetrate to where it's needed most - the root zone. Please click here for more information:



Answered: 9 Nov, 2020

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