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Q.Lemon Tree Root Rot

Zone Chiba, Japan | Starrybrooke added on March 30, 2020 | Answered

I transplanted a 3yo lemon tree in our yard two months ago. It’s a Meyer hybrid. After transplanting we experienced some cold weather (5 degrees Celsius) and a lot of wind. Many leaves have since curled and fallen off. Currently just one healthy leaf remains. I posted pictures of the healthy leaf, a curling leaf, and a brown leaf, as well as the stems. I’m concerned about potential Root rot. Can this tree be saved?

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Answered on April 1, 2020

This is to be expected during the cold and wet seasons. To give it the best chance of establishing during this time you will want to add a few things to the soil, as long as a soil test reveals that there is not already too much of these ingredients present.

DOLOMITIC LIME and IRON SULFATE will be something that you will want to keep around for citrus trees. adding these to the soil, according to all packaging instructions, will help to condition the soil against infection.

Here are some articles that will offer more information on the care of citrus, and testing soil:




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