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 Mulching 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!!!
Eureka Lemon Tree With Yellow Leaves
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.