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Avocado Tree in shock

Posted by chasemendenhall 94305 ( on
Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 20:04

Hi Everyone,

I grew an avocado from seed four years ago and after it grew more than 15 feet tall I donated it to Stanford University-- where I live and work. It was planted in the ground about 500 feet from where I live on campus and in similar light conditions. Expectedly, the tree went into shock after the planting, but with water and care it came back and looked good after a day.

Two weeks later it has started to wilt (see picture). I assumed it was water stress and gave it a good drink and waited for it to bounce back-- no luck.

I should add that it has been fairly cold here and recently dipped below freezing.

Any help would be appreciated.



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RE: Avocado Tree in shock

Well, below freezing can do that to an avocado.

Watch and wait to see what happens next while making certain the rootball is neither soggy or dry.

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