Hi, Big Jim here:
I bought a Carambola (starfruit) back in April, and it has done great so far. Grew 3 feet since I got it. However, I noticed the leaves are beginning to yellow and fall off starting from the lower branches and working their way up. Once branch at a time.
I put down some citrus fertilizer tonight with trace elements that I read the carambola needs, but I am wondering if anyone might know more from looking at the leaves. Interveinal chlorosis? Magnesium deficiency? I also read that some carambola trees can lose their leaves in winter, but I only read that in one place (and it really hasn't gotten too cold here as of yet. I wonder if these are just leaves dying because it is time for them to fall off. Any thoughts? Oh, I live in Tampa, FL.
Thanks in advance,