Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Carambola leaf drop
#156418 Nov 29th, 2007 at 09:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 79
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 79
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,

Big Jim

[Linked Image]

Re: Carambola leaf drop
BigJimSlade #167674 Jan 3rd, 2008 at 08:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 79
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 79
To add to this, I have noticed a few of the smaller stems which lose the leaves snap off as if they were brittle.

If it makes it through to spring with some leaves left, I will call it a success. grin

Re: Carambola leaf drop
BigJimSlade #183663 Feb 19th, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,189
Mister Mystery
1k Posts
Offline
Mister Mystery
1k Posts
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,189
Carambola growing in the Florida Home Landscape

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG269

Quote
Drought. Carambola trees have only limited tolerance to drought. Symptoms of excessively dry soil conditions (drought) include leaf folding, leaf wilting, yellowing and browning of leaves, leaf drop, reduced flowering and fruit size, stem and limb dieback, and in severe drought, tree death.




[Linked Image]

Amor est vitae essentia.
Love is the essence of life.

Link Copied to Clipboard
Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in May
Gardening in June
Gardening in July


Shop at Amazon and Support AGF
Are you shopping online? Click this link first and A Gardeners Forum will receive a commission for your referral at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca (this does not have any impact on your prices at Amazon).
Like Us on Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics14,185
Posts233,774
Average Daily Posts14
Members15,918
Most Online10,356
Nov 2nd, 2019
Top Posters(30 Days)
JunieGirl 135
Tina 87
Random Gallery Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4
(Release build 20200307)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.2.24 Page Time: 0.011s Queries: 21 (0.006s) Memory: 0.8065 MB (Peak: 0.8484 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-07-02 07:11:07 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS