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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Lemon Tree Reply with quote

I've done a search of these forums but haven't found a similar question but bear with me if there is.
I have a small lemon tree, it's been doing well, in a sun room, south facing, watered every 10 - 14 days depending on dryness of soil. Feeding with every watering, citrus feed. This week the leaves started falling off. This used to happen every so often anyway but today 5 fell off. I can see flower buds and there are 6 lemons on it. Should I take the lemons off? Is it just natural leaf drop of old leaves....I do so love my lemon tree....Help!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 leaves falling off doesn't sound like a worry, unless it only has 5 leaves! it's probably older leaves giving up, if there's plenty leaf growth elsewhere, then all is ok, especially if young tips look as if they are going to produce leaves.
Be aware that a dry atmosphere could well cause similar problems, so keep an eye on it and make sure that it's just the ocassional few.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill,
I spoke to my tame horticulturalist today and he reckons I may have over watered a bit... I have taken all the lemons off and will let it dry out for a week or so and see how she fares then.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update on the Lemon Tree, it is bare, sans leaves not even a fig leaf to cover its shame. Ta se marbh, kaput, it is an ex lemon tree.....RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a lemon tree showing similar symptoms. Leaves are falling off at a great rate. It has flowered recently. I have watered it and fed it. Is it on the way out? Anyone with any words of wisdom?
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