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Q.Why Is My Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree Has Yellowing And Dropping Leaves?

Zone 91739 | BoonSoCal added on November 20, 2020 | Answered

My improved Dwarf Meyer lemon tree recently shows yellowing leaves and then the leaves are shedding. Why is that? Do I need to change the media? Or move to a larger pot? I moved it from 12″ pot to 20″ wide pot about 4 months ago. Please see attached pictures.

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Answered on November 20, 2020

Likely, the pH of the soil is too high. Feeding with a citrus fertilizer will help, both, with nutrient deficiencies and pH imbalances. They are heavy feeders in container.

This article will help you to care for them in container:


This article will help you to test the pH of your soil:


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Answered on November 20, 2020

Thanks, BushDoctor. A few more follow up questions: 1. I used Jobe Organics Fruit and Citrus, it's 3-5-5 but it says to do it every 3 months or so. I last added the fertilizer 2 months ago. Should I fertilize it again? 2. The Jobe fertilizer is to be used at drip line, so I put the fertilizer only at the rim of the pot since the plant is already bigger than the pot, is it okay to continue doing that? Should I get a larger pot? I don't want to put the fertilizer much closer since it says I need to put it on drip line. 3. Is there another way to fertilize lemon in pot like this? Is liquid fertilizer any better? Thanks again ?

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