Top Questions About Meyer Lemon Trees

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Questions About Meyer Lemon Trees

Asked by
tkskanse on
December 4, 2010

Q. What Type of Grow Light Would I Use for a Meyer Lemon Tree?

I want to give my lemon tree some extra light when I can’t take it outside and I don’t know what type of light I need.

Answered by
Heather on
December 4, 2010
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If you are just looking to overwinter a plant, a standard florescent bulb placed 6-12 inches from the plant will suffice. It does not provide a complete light spectrum, but it is enough for a plant for a few months over winter.

If you are looking for a light to help plants over an extended period of time, you will need to get a full spectrum, "grow" light. It will provide the red and blue spectrum that plants need in the long term. It looks just like a florescent light, but will be marked as a plant light and will cost a good deal more than your standard florescent bulb. As with the florescent bulb, it needs to be close to the plant to be effective.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 19, 2011

Q. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree (Container)

I have a dwarf Meyer lemon tree that has lost all of its leaves. I cut into a small branch and it is still green. Does this tree have a chance to survive? I live in western Washington state. Should I plant the tree in the ground?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 21, 2011
Certified Expert
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It can be saved. Make sure it gets the proper care and the leaves will regrow. I would not recommend planting it in the ground until it has regrown its leaves. Here is some help for its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-lemon-trees-containers.htm

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Asked by
AndreaButler on
March 7, 2011

Q. Why Is My Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree Losing Leaves? What Can I Do?


     My dwarf Meyer Lemon tree lost 3 leaves this week. It has produced lots of new foliage and is full of blossoms. It is an indoor potted tree that stands 3 – 4 feet tall.


Of the leaves that fell off; the underside has brown spots and the top side is beginning to get yellow splotches.   What can I do?


Answered by
Heather on
March 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you may have a pest problem, possibly scale. Fortunately, all the pests that can cause this kind of damage are treated the same way, so when you treat for one, you treat for all. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

Also, make sure the tree is staying evenly watered. Uneven watering can contribute to leaf loss.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 24, 2011

Q. Meyer Lemon Pruning

I live in southeastern Texas and this year we have had three hard freezes. I have a 10-foot lemon tree and it really got hit hard this last freeze. The ends of the branches are brown and I am wondering if I can prune it way back?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 25, 2011
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As long as you are pruning back what is dead, this is fine.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Transplant Shock

I planted a Meyer lemon tree three weeks ago, and now the leaves are falling off. Is my tree in shock and should I pull the blossoms off? What can I do to save my tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
Certified Expert
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The tree probably needs more water. Make sure you are watering every day until the is established. If you are already watering everyday, tamp the soil down around the roots. There may be an air pocket that is causing the roots to dry out.

This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2011

Q. Dwarf Meyer Lemon

The tips of the leaves of my potted Meyer lemon tree are a blotchy yellow. What is the reason?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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Did you fertilize or spray the plant recently? This sort of spotting can happen if it is fertilized or sprayed while slightly under watered.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 19, 2011

Q. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Early Fruit Drop

We have a dwarf Meyer in a conatiner on our deck, which gets about five hours of direct sunlight every day. It was purchased a year ago and and repotted at that time. Last year it produced fruit on the lower branches only. It was fed in March and has just finished dropping its blossums, but a lot of the early fruit is turning yellow and dropping off as well. Can you suggest any solutions?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like a nutrient problem or possibly a water problem. Fertilize the tree and make sure it is getting enough water.

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