Ask a Question forum: Propagating my Meyer Lemon Tree

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Name: Pat Morris
Augusta, GA, Zone 8b (Zone 8b)
I love gardening & love to share.
Jan 16, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Good afternoon. Part of a limb (picture attached) broke on my Meyer Lemon tree (approximately 4 years old -given to me by a friend). This is the second year that it has produced lemons (22; last year 6 lemons). I would like to root the limb and wonder if I can leave it this size and do I have to remove the leaves -or can I leave them on; dip the limb in Rootone and put in potting soil to root? This picture shows the broken limb and it measures 10-1/2" from tip to the bottom of the limb.

Thank you very much!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 16, 2017 5:29 PM CST
Maybe this article will help:

I've never tried it so I can't tell you if this actually works. I would suggest you not let your little lemon produce so heavily until the tree is strong enough to support the weight.
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