Lemon Trees
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Lemon Tree Problems

Anonymous added on April 28, 2011 | Answered

I live in northern Spain. A lemon tree required replanting after being partially uprooted in a winter storm. It is now shedding leaves at an alarming rate with upper reaches of the three virtually stripped bare. Is it savable? Also, for the future, what is probable cause?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 28, 2011

Yes, it can recover. It will need proper care and then it will regrow its leaves. Citrus trees are odd in that when they lack water, they do not shed their leaves until they get water again. So, when you planted the tree, it was getting water again and shed its leaves because it lacked water previously due to the uprooting. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/tip-on-water-requirements-for-citrus-trees.htm

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