Source: TX Plant Clinic on Facebook
“In Texas, we have this tree called Texas Live Oak, Quercus fusiformis (syn. Q. virginiana var. fusiformis). It stays green through the winter and starts to LOSE ITS LEAVES in early spring. The leaves start to turn chlorotic, some might even have spots. In a short time, these “sickly” looking leaves will drop off. But there is more! These trees are unique because you may have two live oaks next to each other: one is yellow (appears sickly) while the other is still green (appears “healthy”) Why do they do that? I don’t know – they are individuals. And if the “healthy” one starts to turn yellow – DO NOT PANIC and think that there is a disease spreading. Investigate and it might just be the Annual Spring Time Oak Leaf Drop.”
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