Lime Trees

Should I Prune a Lime Tree That Has Lost Most of Its Leaves?

jasmine5050 added on November 7, 2012 | Answered

I planted my lime tree in the ground about a month ago and it seemed to be doing well but just this week I have noticed that most of its leaves have fallen off. I have read your tips on watering and fertilizing but wonder if I should also cut back the branches that have no leaves? Will this help or hinder its growth?

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Answered on November 9, 2012

It may be suffering from shock. It will start to produce new leaves as soon as it recovers from the shock. I would hold off on the pruning for now. The pruning could stress it more, which would harm it.

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