will a small potted meyer lemon regrow when rabbits removed all new sprouts and most leaves?
The rabbit left few leaves at the tips of branches, but ate all the rest and all the other new growth. If I continue to keep it watered and fertilized will it regrow or should I just replace it?
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It will re-grow. Here is the thing, though.
You don't want anything below the graft point to grow. This is usually almost a foot above ground and noticeable on most citrus.
Everything below the graft point is a wild citrus (probably 'Flying Dragon' rootstock.) and not edible. Everything above the graft point will be a Meyer Lemon.
Keeping anything that comes from below the graft point will lead to a dead Meyer Lemon at some point. It will quickly over take the top graft and leave you with a wild citrus over time. So, keeping anything that grows below that point will be a MUST. Eventually, once the top grows back, it will stop trying to send up "suckers" from the roots.
This article will help you to grow your Meyer Lemon: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-meyer-lemons.htm