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Citrus tree leafs going brown. UK

AdamLp7Gy4b5AdamLp7Gy4b5 Posts: 20
edited 10 May in Problem solving

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Hey all!


Does anyone know what could be the cause of the leafs going brown and curling slightly?


They are in a well ventilated, glass greenhouse!


Thanks!


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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,838
    Is there any chance that there's been water on the leaves and an overnight frost that has caused the water on the leaves to freeze and kill the cells underneath?
    It could also be caused by a touch of sunburn if that's a possibility.
    It looks as if the cells in the damaged parts of the leaves have died for some reason.
    I don't grow any citrus, but leaf curl in other plants can be due to a cold spell or draught.
    Either way I don't think it's serious problem as your plant otherwise looks very healthy.

    In the 4th photo I can't be sure, but it looks like there are masses of tiny brown specs on the surface of some leaves which can be a sign of spider mite (or my poor eyesight :)).
    It's probably too early in the season for them, but worth checking the underside of those leaves with a magnifying glass (the mites aren't visible without magnification). The mites are almost transparent but have 2 black spots on their body that you should be able to see.
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  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,121
    Although they are evergreen,  they will loose and replace leaves constantly .  As long as they are well hydrated, and you check for pests (scale insects  are another problem) as described I don't think it's much to worry about. 
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  • AdamLp7Gy4b5AdamLp7Gy4b5 Posts: 20
    edited 25 May
    Pete.8 said:
    Is there any chance that there's been water on the leaves and an overnight frost that has caused the water on the leaves to freeze and kill the cells underneath?
    It could also be caused by a touch of sunburn if that's a possibility.
    It looks as if the cells in the damaged parts of the leaves have died for some reason.
    I don't grow any citrus, but leaf curl in other plants can be due to a cold spell or draught.
    Either way I don't think it's serious problem as your plant otherwise looks very healthy.

    In the 4th photo I can't be sure, but it looks like there are masses of tiny brown specs on the surface of some leaves which can be a sign of spider mite (or my poor eyesight :)).
    It's probably too early in the season for them, but worth checking the underside of those leaves with a magnifying glass (the mites aren't visible without magnification). The mites are almost transparent but have 2 black spots on their body that you should be able to see.

    Hi! Sorry for the very late reply!

    I think it was just sunburn! I moved the tree into a far sunnier spot inside the greenhouse ( which is also closer to the glass ) which I think caused to the leaves to get sunburn. At the moment I have had no other issues with leaves developing sunburn!

    I had a look at the leaves with a magnifying glass and I didn't see anything, but I am keeping a close eye on the tree!

    Thank you!
  • AdamLp7Gy4b5AdamLp7Gy4b5 Posts: 20
    Although they are evergreen,  they will loose and replace leaves constantly .  As long as they are well hydrated, and you check for pests (scale insects  are another problem) as described I don't think it's much to worry about. 

    Thank you! im still relatively new to gardening, so im a little paranoid when I see stuff like this!

    Thank you again!
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