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Questions About Lime Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 7, 2010

Q. Black Holes on Lime Tree Leaves

Please help! I have small black holes on the leaves of my lime tree, which are severely stunting the growth.

I have applied insecticide but so far to no avail.

What insect / creature is this likely to be? Any advice / assistance would be appreciated.

Answered by
Heather on
November 10, 2010
Certified Expert
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It may possibly be citrus canker. This article has more information on it:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/cg040

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 10, 2010

Q. Lime Tree Leaves Shriveled and Yellow

I have a lime tree I got early last spring. It is is in a large pot. It produced this year but now all the leaves are shriveling up and some are yellowing. At first it was just new growth, but it seems to be spreading to all the leaves. The container pot drains well. We did receive a lot of rain, however. Is it from too much moisture? I do not see any signs of insects.

Answered by
Heather on
November 16, 2010
Certified Expert
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This is likely a nutrient deficiency. With all the extra rainfall, it is likely the nutrients were washed out of the soil. This is common for plants in containers. Make sure you have your lime tree on a regular schedule for fertilizer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 11, 2010

Q. Lime Tree Not Thriving

I bought a lime tree for my brother. It was a beautiful little tree with fruit. He transplanted into the ground at the side of his house and now the lime tree is drying up and dying. What do you think is wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 12, 2010
Certified Expert
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When first planted, trees should be getting water daily for at least a week or two to help them get established. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

If he is doing that already, the root ball may have some air trapped around it. Make sure that the hole was backfilled properly and tamp the soil around the root ball down firmly.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 16, 2010

Q. Growing a Lime Tree

How long does it take for a lime tree to produce limes? Does it look like a tree or a bush? What is the quickest growing fruit tree?

Answered by
Heather on
November 17, 2010
Certified Expert
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1. It can take anywhere from 3-6 years for a lime tree grown from a seed to mature enough to produce fruit.

 

2. It really depends on what variety you buy and how you prune it as to whether it takes on a tree or shrub shape.

 

3. I am not sure on that. Again, fastest growing would be a local thing. Some varieties grow faster in some areas than others. If you live in a citrus region, your local extension service will be able to help you with a variety that grow best and fastest in your area.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 21, 2010

Q. Dwarf Lime Tree

I have had a dwarf lime tree for about a year. I have it in the small green house. It has not bloomed since I have had it. What should I be doing for it? I have fertilized it, but maybe not enough. I don’t think I’ve overwatered. The lemon tree in the greenhouse has many blooms and many small lemons.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
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I would give it some more time. Lime trees need to be 3-5 years old before they will bloom. Older if they are started from seed. If the plant looks otherwise healthy, give it another year or two to mature and start blooming.

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Answered by
Pamula Heit on
April 9, 2017
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Hi. My dwarf lime is 2 years old now & full of fruit (over 20) After buying it I re-potted it & fed it seaweed solution & power feed. It trippled its size in 5 months & has not looked back. I feed it every 2 weeks with the power feed & seaweed solution.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 22, 2010

Q. Wintering a Lime Tree

I live in Boaz, Alabama and bring my lime tree indoors every year when the weather gets cold, placing it in the basement with a grow light over the tree and the leaves always fall off. What can I do to correct this?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
Certified Expert
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It is probably lacking the humidity it needs. Either mist it daily or set it on a tray of pebbles to increase humidity. Also, make sure that you never let the soil go dry. This will also cause leaf drop.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 27, 2010

Q. Lime Trees With No Fruit

I have a lime tree that was planted about a year ago. Growth wise it is doing great, new shoots. I have trimmed it trying to keep air and sun through the tree. The tree has not bore any limes or flowers any suggestions?

Answered by
Heather on
November 27, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

Lime trees need to be at least 3-4 years old before they are mature enough to bear fruit. I would give it another year or two to bear fruit.

 

This article may also help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/reasons-and-fixes-for-lime-tree-not-producing-blossoms-or-fruit.htm

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