The Q&A Archives: Green Leaves Fallen Off Orange And Lemon Tree

Question: I bought 3 citrus plants. Lemon, orange/mandarin and lime tree in New Mexico & Texas and brought them back to my home in Haverhill. Most of the leaves fell off of the lemon tree; some off the orange tree and none off the lime tree. What could be causing this? The leaves were still green.

Answer: Probably a combination of shock from being moved to a very different climate, or natural citrus leaf drop. Citrus trees naturally drop many of their leaves at certain times of the year. When your trees acclimate to their new surroundings, they'll probably leaf out again.

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