I have a lemon tree in a pot and all the leaves are dropping off. . . . . This is the 2nd lemon tree that the same thing is happening to. . . .The 1st one died, and now it looks likely to happen to this one if I don't come up with a solution. . . . . can you help?
This is normally caused by letting the soil get too dry. Citrus trees are funny because they hold onto their leaves when they are under watered and then drop the leaves once water returns. You need to keep these plants evenly watered at all times to avoid this.
Also, you can use Mulch, it helps keep it moist.
I have a lemon tree and discovered today that under the new growth of leaves are black bugs. I wiped them off, but I don't know what they are or how to keep my tree healthy. I have a lot of buds and am hoping to have healthy lemons. How do I organically keep this tree healthy?
It is hard to say exactly what insect it may be, but we would recommend spraying the tree down with water to knock the pests off and then treat the tree with neem oil. It has become very popular for organic pest treatment. Here is more information on it:
I have a lemon tree that has produced loads of flowers & small lemons. However do I thin out fruits? Also leaves appear to be dropping off. Can you please advise cures?
Lemon trees typically thin their own fruit rather well, but if it seems a little heavy for the tree, you can snip off any excess fruit. Typically, you want to see 5-8 inches between each fruit.
If the lemon tree is losing leaves, this is normally a sign that it is under watered. While lemon trees are in fruit and in blossom, their water needs increase. Increase water to the tree until the fruit are firmly set, and then you can go back to your normal watering levels.
I have a dwarf lemon tree that has been in a pot for about 15-20 years. I would like to plant it in the ground. When is the best time to replant it from the pot to the ground ? Also, will the tree get any bigger than it is now ? it is about 1 foot high ? -
Spring is the best time to transplant lemon trees.
It is likely that it will get larger. In the pot, it may have had to deal with nutrient and water restrictions. In the ground, this will be less of a problem. Even dwarf varieties reach at least 3-4 feet tall.
We move our lemon trees in every year and all the leaves fall off. The tree is full of blooms, and the tree is in such shock. We never get the lemons.
Plants need to be acclimated when brought indoors for the winter. This prevents them from going into shock. This article will explain how to do that:
Be aware of the humidity level in your house. I used to have the same problem when bringing trees indoors for winter when the heat turned on for the first time and the humidity level dropped sharply.
Had this tree about 3 years, no blooms or fruit. Great tree, about 5' tall. Is it possible that it needs pollinating? Thanks.
If it is getting blossoms but no fruit, then it needs to be pollinated and can be hand pollinated with a small paintbrush. If it is not getting blossoms, it may not be mature enough to fruit yet or is lacking phosphorous. Bone meal will provide phosphorous.
I would like information on how to grow a lemon tree.
The following article should help you with this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/how-to-grow-a-lemon-tree.htm
Lemon trees should be set slightly higher than ground. Therefore, dig a hole somewhat shallower than the length of the root ball. Place the tree
First take the seed from a lemon and peel the outer skin off. Wash them and put them in a moist paper towel in plastic bag.After 2 weeks check them. There should be a root growing out of it. Plant it in soil and water. There, just let it grow and you will have a lemon plant. It may take years for it to produce lemons. I did this and it worked great!