Q.Droopy leaves on lemon tree
I have a 30+ year old lemon tree that was transplanted last year. Ever since it was transplanted, the leaves look droopy and the lemon size is much smaller than usual. We live in northern Illinois so the tree is brought inside during the cold months. How can we make the tree happier?
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With a tree that old, most certainly transplant shock is a factor. The older the plant, the longer it needs to recover from it. I would consider this year a loss while the tree recovers and I would make sure that it has optimal water and fertilizer. A fertilizer higher in phosphorous wold be best as this helps with root development You should see it back to full health by next year.