I have a 1 year old lemon tree that has only 5 leaves, most of which look as if they are dying. It also has dry, splintered stalks that look as if they have sealed themselves, and refuse to grow any further. The soil doesn't seem dry, and the leaves aren't yellowing.
I also have a feijoa tree that does not look so poorly, but hasn't sprouted any new growth at all since it has been planted.
This is in comparison to a nearby feijoa tree that gets the same amount of sun and rain, and was also half destroyed by a fence falling on it, yet is sprouting leaves and buds.
What could be causing the stunted growth of the the feijoa tree? Do I need to drop a fence on it?
New Zealand climate