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Nagami Kumquat not healthy

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LyleM starts with ...
Hi
I'm needing some help with my Nagami Kumquat.
The last 2 seasons it has been very productive with fruit and always looks amazing with foliage. Since fruiting this year, it lost its leaves(which is normal). Some of the main branches then started to brown and eventually die. I cut the dead wood off and waited for the new growth. I then seemed to wait a long time for the new growth but it came and seemed to die off almost instantly ( see photos) now more branches appear to be dying off. It's looking very sad when normally it would be covered in new lush growth.
The plant has always been fed and watered correctly and it enjoys its life in a pot getting mostly sun and shade in the late afternoon.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lyle
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LyleM
GILLIESTON HEIGHTS,2321,NSW
20th November 2018 6:00pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi LyleM

I have also a 3 year old nagami kumquat in a pot. It look crappy and always lose most of its leaves during winter and early spring here Melbourne but, it always bounces back vigorously during mid spring. To help it spring back to Acton I always feed it with "e;e;Sudden Impact"e;e; by Neutrog. It's actually a combo of composted chook poo and sulphate of potash and a bit of super phosphate. I also drench it with Epsom salt to aid with magnesium imbalance and make the leaves greener and healthier. You can do the application 3X a year; early spring, summer and early autumn. Works a treat for me and citrus.
Happy Gardening 😎

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4th December 2018 10:17am
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Original Post was last edited: 4th December 2018 10:18am
Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi again LyleM

Another possible reason as to why your kumquat is sluggish ATM is it might have already outgrown it's current container. It managed to suck all the goodies already around it's boundaries and it's starting to be root bound. If that is the case you have to upgrade the pot size together with fresh premium potting mix. As always happy gardening 😎
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4th December 2018 10:47am
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