Lemon Trees

Yellowing Leaves on My Lemon Tree


randalyn50 added on January 22, 2015 | Answered

My lemon tree is indoors. I pollinated it and now there's fruit starting. But I wonder if I over watered it because some of the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. Is that normal or should I be concerned? Will it affect my fruit that's growing?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 25, 2015

Oh, and regarding the fruit, as long as you keep the plant well watered, they should be fine. Trees will shed fruit first if they are water starved, so if you keep the tree well watered the fruit will be fine.

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Heather
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Answered on January 25, 2015

It is normal for the tree to lose some leaves when you bring it indoors. Even under the best of conditions indoors, it is near impossible to provide the right conditions for a citrus tree indoors. And a tree will display its displeasure by losing a few leaves.

Make sure the tree is in as bright of a location as possible. Water when just the very top of the soil is dry and never let the soil dry out completely. As it now has fruit, you should give it a little fertilizer, if you have not done so already. In the spring, as soon as your nights are consistently above 50F, move the tree back outdoors so it can flourish.

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