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Ernst Hansen
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Hello guys,

Ive planted an avocado tree thats been growing very nicely with big green leaves. But suddenly it took a turn for the worst and now it seems like its about to die. Would anyone know whats going on and how I might reverse it and keep it alive. I really wanted this to live.

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Jason Silberschneider
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It looks like it got scorched. I grow avocado trees in S.W. Western Australia where the sun can get into the mid-40s celsius in summer, and avocados don't like it. Frost will also scorch them, with similar results. They are a sub-tropical sub-canopy tree, and don't like extremes. Mine are grown in the shade of other trees.

On the bright side, a one-off scorching will cause the leaves to go brown as yours have, then black, then fall off. New shoots soon follow if conditions return to normal, so they're not dead. But if they remain in the same extreme that caused this in the first place, they will give up and die.

What is your climate? Micro-climate?

 
Ernst Hansen
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Thanks,

The ive been having it close to a huge window with lots of indirect and some direct sunlight but recently moved it and its been out on a balcony with lots of direct sunlight, its in Madrid, Spain. So yea I guess thats the reason. Thanks a lot for the replies, really appreciate that.
 
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