Lemon Trees

Lemon tree in pot

Zone 7-8 | wmjhill added on June 3, 2012 | Answered

I have a lemon tree in a pot and some of the leaves are turning yellow. The pot is 16" in dia. and we bought the tree two weeks ago. Is something wrong with the tree or is there something we need to do?

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Answered on June 4, 2012

First make sure that it is getting plenty of water, especially since it's in a container.

If the leaves are green veined, but yellow else where, the plant has a iron deficiency. This article will help fix that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

These articles will help you with fertilizing: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

They also prefer well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Here is some help for its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-lemon-trees-containers.htm

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