Sad looking lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Austin, Te
Question by kari0709
December 20, 2009
I planted a lemon tree in October, and now it's starting to look really droopy. I'm afraid it may die on me. Suggestions to help me save the tree?

Answer from NGA
December 20, 2009


Although citrus trees like soil on the moist side, excessive rain over overwatering to the point where soil remains soggy, can cause root rot. Droopy foliage is one of the symptoms of root stress. The roots need oxygen as well as moisture and if you water too much, the roots will suffocate. Taper off on watering and see if that doesn't help the situation. I hope it does. Citrus should be fed in March, June and September so if you haven't fed your trees, be sure to feed them this spring. Enjoy your landscape!

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