in Southport, Southport Queensland
Nature of problem:
Weeping sap(?) from trunk of lemon tree. Southport QLD
Type of Plant (if known):
Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Honey coloured ‘ooze, from trunk of lemon tree. Does not have a raised growth. Ooze comes directly from trunk. About 15 years old, good fruit producer.
Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
How often do you water the plant:
Use a moisture meter to schedule.
How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
All day, starting in morning.
How long since you planted it:
Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
With lemon trace elements, My Lemon
Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
What other treatments have you given the plant:
Lime directly to trunk. Pruning every 2 years.
Upload photo if available:
Is not suffering from wasp infestation.
Hi Dominic; the bad news first: with the modern understocks, the lifespan of a lemon (and most citrus) trees is about 15 years, due to long term graft incompatibility. Having said that, your tree almost certainly has a fungal trunk and root disease called Phytophthora. Maybe you can save it by treating it with Yates Anti Rot. Chances of recovery are about 10%. Don