Meyer Lemon Trees

Lemon tree in a pot

Zone 33785 | Anonymous added on February 17, 2018 | Answered

I have a Meyers Lemon tree in a very large pot but it is very root bound. Should I cut away the base of the roots and repot it with fresh soil or just leave it potbound?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on February 19, 2018

Spring is a great time to repot-just as the tree is entering it's growing season.
Fill a new pot-1 size larger, 1/4 full with a similar potting soil.
Remove the tree from the old container and examine for roots that may be encircled around the base.
You can cut through these roots with a clean knife to ensure the plant takes up nutrients and water in the new container.
Set the tree in the new pot and adjust the soil so that the top of the root system sits 2 inches below the pot rim.
Fill in the soil around the root system and water throughly and add more soil if needed.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Meyer Lemon Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More