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Q.Lemon Tree In A Container

Zone 25530 | Anonymous added on August 9, 2021 | Answered

My lemon tree is nearing a year old now. I have it in a 5 gallon water bottle for now and it is growing well. I was wondering if you could look at my photo and tell me if it looks as healthy as it should and if I should make any changes. It currently gets sun for at least 10-12 hours in its current location but will have to be brought indoors when it starts getting cold. Any advise to keeping it growing good would be appreciated. PS I’m not sure what type of lemon tree it is as my dad started it from a lemon seed. It has as grown to 36″ now since the photo was taken.

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Answered on August 25, 2021

It looks pretty good but here are my observations. Make sure there are holes in the bottom and lower sides of the container so the soil will be well drained. Pruning will help it to branch out. Also, if your dad started this tree from a grocery store lemon seed, it may never bear fruit, and if it does, it could be 10 years. If you really want lemons, buy a grafted tree from a nursery. They normally bear fruit in two years.

Here are some tips for growing lemon trees:


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