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Q.Eureka lemon tree with yellow leaves

Zone Los Angeles, CA 90016, Zone 10, I believe | PLR added on July 9, 2015 | Answered

So I brought home a Eureka lemon tree that had *slight* yellowing of the leaves. I planted it and it refuses to grow. Leaves have turned all yellow and are starting to fall off. I’ve done everything I can think of. What now? Things I’ve tried:

Dr Earth Fruit tree fertilizer
Epsom Salt
Spraying the leaves with kelp mixture

The leaf spray seemed to help the most, although not 100%. Some parts of the previously yellow leaves are now more green, but not totally healed. I’m currently trying water restricting, in case it is a case of over watering, but the tree (which has small lemons on it and did when I bought it), has not put on any new leaves and hasn’t grown at all. It hasn’t died (yet–and I really don’t want it to!) but it is that sickly pale green/yellow color overall. Please help!!!

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Answered on July 10, 2015

Your tree is most likely shocked from the move from pot to ground.
Yellowing leaves are generally a watering issue, either to much or to little.

A newly planted tree will need daily water for the first 2 weeks and with temperatures above 85 degrees you will most likely need 2 waterings a day.
Make sure the tree was properly planted and that the soil is adequate for the tree success.

Add 2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch around the base of the tree to help it retain moisture.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care and growing requirements.


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