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Questions About Lime Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 22, 2019

Q. Lime Tree

Hi

My lime tree appears dead. There are no new buds and no leaves at all. Many of the branches I think are dead. The trunk of the tree is still green!, should I cut off what I think is dead and pot it up in citrus soil and hope for the best?

The tree was a gift of £80 I really love it and I went it to live

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 22, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Citrus need full sun. If this is indoors, then it will need at least 200 watts of horticultural grade lighting to thrive. Feeding in container will consist of citrus fertilizer, dolomitic lime, and iron sulfate 2 or 3 times per year.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-tips-care-of-lime-trees.htm'

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Asked by
Jramos313 on
May 28, 2019
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Q. Thick rind on my limes that have no juice and smell bitter

I live in Houston Tx, my lime tree is loaded with limes for the first time, but have a thick rind and very bitter
(doesn’t smell like a lime). Is it to late to add the nitrogen or phosphorus?
Or is it possible to add the nitrogen and phosphorus next year just before foliage begins to flower, to have a good crop? And which of the nitrogen and phosphorus is best for this region?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 29, 2019
Certified Expert
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This is generally caused by a nutrient imbalance.
This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/citrus-fruit-thick-rind.htm

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Asked by
Jon-Paul on
July 27, 2019
Trinidad & Tobago

Q. Should I be pruning my 10 month old (citrus) lime tree?

So my nearly one year old lime tree has just been growing more and more branches, which keep getting longer and longer – so much so that some of its really long branches are beginning to arc and over the past three months, I’ve noticed that 2 branches have split (with one of those two completely breaking off after a while). I tried loosely tying the trunk to a stake in the middle since I wanted it to grow straight, but I don’t think it did much. Should I be taping/tying these branches back together or should I prune the lime tree at this stage so it doesn’t grow all wacky and out of control? Or is there something else I should be doing to this lime tree? Below are some pictures of the lime tree as a whole, its arcs, and its branch splits.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 29, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

This looks quite normal for a vigorous tree. You may prune at any time, since it also looks quite young. It isn't completely necessary, but can help with the shape.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/tips-for-pruning-lime-tree.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 24, 2019

Q. Having trouble identifying problems with lime tree

I live in NE Florida and bought a house with a badly neglected lime tree. It has white spots on its trunks and branches,some of its leaves are curling or deformed and other leaves have yellow spots. See photos. What’s wrong with my tree?

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