Lime Trees

How Long Before I Get Fruit From Lime Tree/Shrub?

Zone SE Coastal | islandplanter added on September 3, 2012 | Answered

How to grow as tree not shrub? When will I have fruit again?This lime tree was in a container for many years, producing many fruits each year. It stopped producing and leaves began falling off. I finally transplanted into the ground for better growing conditions. It has grown giant spines and seems to be doing very well.

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Answered on September 4, 2012

Have you fertilized? Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow, but not fruit. Too much can actually keep a plant from producing fruit. This article has information on how to fertilize your tree:

Sometimes when fruit trees produce produce little to no fruit, the soil may be lacking phosphorus. Add bone meal and have your soil tested. This article will explain more:

If you have not read it yet, this article may also be helpful:

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