Lime Trees
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lime tree

pramilla added on March 9, 2011 | Answered

You answered few of my questions, but I am still confused. I have a dwarf lime tree. I will start fertilizing the tree now. 1. How often I should fertilize? 2. My tree lost all its leaves the last fall. Will fertilizing help in growing leaves also? Thanks

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Heather
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Answered on March 10, 2011

During active growth (spring-summer) fertilize about once every 1-2 months. In the fall and winter, fertilize once every 3 months.

If it is still missing all the leaves and they have not grown back, check to make sure it is still alive. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

If the plant is still alive, hold off on fertilizing until the leaves start to return. Fertilizing while the plant is leafless could harm it.

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