Avocado Tree Losing Leaves

I have an avocado tree that is about 5-6 yrs old. It has occasionally dropped leaves, but they have always grown back. However, since it has become winter, the avocado will grow some leaves, and then a few days-weeks later they will shrivel up and fall off. The ones that grow back appear to be mostly on the top of the tree. Also, one of the branches furthest from the window has started to turn brown/black (photo down below) Will my plant die? How can I fix this?

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January 21, 20190 found this helpful

It sounds like a fungus. Apply a fungicide

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

avocado does well in a California climate which means it should be warm and reasonably dry

you could be overwatering it, not have enough light, or the room jsut be too cold

fix any of these and the plant should do better

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January 27, 20190 found this helpful

I think it might be the light. The problem is, days are pretty short during winter. What could I do to add more light?

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January 23, 20190 found this helpful

I found a guide that has lots of different answers. I hope one of these can help. The guide is at:



Also I would check and see if the roots are rotten. They should be white. I wish you the best with your avocado tree ;)


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February 16, 20190 found this helpful

Hey guys! Thanks for the ideas! I ended up drilling holes into the bottom of my pot to let the water drain better, I also added a grow light. New leaves are growing in now and I think its doing better!

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February 17, 20190 found this helpful

So happy to hear that it is recovering!! Prayers for the plant!! They are family too!!

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