Yellow Leaves on Lemon Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Harbor, Fl
Question by snmashep
June 4, 2010
I planted Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon trees last fall. They all have been fertilized quarterly with citrus fertilizer. Grapefruit and Orange tree look great. Lemon tree has fruit but all yellow leaves. No insects, etc. What to do?

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010


Sounds like a nutritional deficiency. Even though you've been regularly feeding your lemon tree, it may not be able to take up the nutrients because of soil pH. It should respond well to a dose of chelated iron. I simply sprinkle Ironite in the watering well of my lemon tree. Use amounts as recommended on the label, which vary according to the size of the tree. Best wishes with your lemon tree.

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