What is eating the bark off my gardenia and lemoade tree? How will my plants recover?

The lemonade tree was stripped of leaves, blossoms and fruit 1 night, then the bark on the second night. The third night my gardenia was stripped of bark, no damage to leaves. Image is gardenia.

yates

27 August 2020 04:06 PM

This damage is from rodents, possibly bush rats.  Protect your plants with a physical barrier/fencing.  Fertilise with a product containing seaweed, to aid recovery, such as Dynamic Lifter Liquid:

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Physical Damage