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Name: Marsha Green
Texas (Zone 8a)
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marshagre
Apr 22, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Hi All,
We live in Zone 8 in Texas. We just planted our Meyer Lemon two days ago. It is approximately 4 feet tall with a lot of blooms. We expected it to go through shock, which it has with limp leaves. However because it has the beginnings of fruit I want them to remain healthy. The soil drains well and it gets a lot of sun. Any ideas about treating the shock or should I just leave alone? How much should I water it. We are getting weekly spring rain here. Thanks in advance for your input.
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M Green
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 22, 2018 11:54 AM CST
Water often enough not to let the root ball ever get dry, but don't drown it.
Porkpal
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
Apr 22, 2018 11:55 AM CST
In my opinion I would make sure it had plenty of water. Especially in the heat to bring the leaves back up from wilting. I water my garden three times a day due to it drying out from the wind. Eventually, probably some years from now, you probably won't even have to water it much at all.

In our last house we had a huge Meyer lemon tree. We didn't have to do anything to it. It was already there when we moved in. The best tasting lemonade ever and has a bit of orange flavoring. The buds are heavenly and the bees loved it.

Good luck with your tree!!

😀😀😀

Mindi
Name: Marsha Green
Texas (Zone 8a)
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marshagre
Apr 22, 2018 12:03 PM CST
Not hot weather YET but I know it's coming, LOL! It has been windy and I really appreciate you adding that information. Thank You! Mindi Smiling
M Green
Name: Marsha Green
Texas (Zone 8a)
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marshagre
Apr 22, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Thank You! Porkpal Smiling
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
Apr 22, 2018 12:12 PM CST
Oh no problem!! 😀

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Mindi
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 22, 2018 12:49 PM CST
Howdy Marsha I tip my hat to you.

There are many things to know about the care of lemons. So, I suggest you Google ! Care of lemon trees.
RIGHT NOW ! You need to make a basin around tree, so rootball gets water, plus several inches outside rootball get water.
They are shallow rooted. They like shallow frequent watering's, after top two inches of soil dry.

Good day I tip my hat to you.
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Marsha Green
Texas (Zone 8a)
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marshagre
Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Hi to you to Philipwonel! I just have to let you know that I lived in Oakhurst/Coarsegold area for over 20 years. So it's nice to hear from a fellow Central Valley person. Our Zones are the same just different states. I moved back to my home state of Texas 7 years ago but California is still in my heart. I first learned about the Meyer Lemon from my sister who lived in Danville, CA. She grew them in her backyard. Anyway thanks for the input and I already built a berm around the tree. Cheers and HELLO FRESNO! Thank You! Smiling
M Green

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