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Q.Gardening – Tree planting – leaf problem in lemon tree

Zone George, Western Cape, South Africa (Southern Hemisphere) | Anonymous added on January 7, 2018 | Answered

What trees can I grow in containers? Custard apple? Lemon tree? Paw paws? Orange?
I’ve got a very young lemon tree which keeps getting some white stuff stuck on the bottom sides of the leaves and the little black ants come and eat (?) the stuff.

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Answered on January 8, 2018

The white stuff is probably honeydew, a sticky substance left by aphids, scale bugs, and other small insects that feed on plants. Ants enjoy eating honeydew:

Some lemon trees and some orage trees can be grown in containers. Meyer lemon is particularly well suited:

Custard apple is a relatively small tree, and some gardeners have said they've been successful growing it in pots. Here is more information on its growth needs:

Paw paws produce a deep tap root (plunging root), so they probably wouldn't adapt well to growing in a container.

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