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Deficiency of Sulfur

There is probably a deficiency of Sulfur. Terminal growth or young leaves become light green then entirely yellow when Sulfur is deficient. Stunted plants with reduced leaf size and tip necrosis may be prevalent if Sulfur deficiency is severe.

Plant is a dicot (broadleaf tree or shrub)

  • Symptoms are exhibited by the new leaves or recently mature leaves
    • Leaves are not in rosettes
      • Leaves are chlorotic
        • General or overall chlorosis of leaves
          • Uniform chlorosis of young leaves that are usually not thick and brittle, older leaves appear normal