Lemon Trees
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lemon tree keeps losing leaves

Zone 9 | searose added on May 30, 2012 | Answered

Plenty of unripe fruit but the leaves keep falling off. New leaves coming in on top. Live in zone 9, and 85 degrees here.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 31, 2012

It is likely stress related, possibly from the heat. Make sure it is getting plenty of water and a little fertilizer may help as well. Leaf drop is a common problem in both lemon and lime citrus trees. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-leaf-drop-why-a-lime-tree-is-losing-leaves.htm

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