Meyer lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Palmyra, Ne
Question by annrosica
August 5, 2009
This is the 2nd. meyer lemon that lost most ofd it's leaves. i put it outside for the summer, but see absolutely no new growth. What should I do?

Answer from NGA
August 5, 2009


It doesn't sound good for your tree! Plants growing in containers need some special care, especially when it comes to fertilizer application. Because the roots are in a confined area they are more susceptible to burn if too much fertilizer is used. It's always best to use 1/2 to 1/4 strength liquid fertilizer and feed more often than to apply it full strength through stakes. It may take some time, but the tree might recover and produce new leaves and fruits. Water thoroughly and then allow the top half inch of soil to dry out before watering again. If you haven't fed, do so now. With all that fresh air and bright light (no direct sunshine), your tree should recover. Hope it's soon!

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