I purchased a lemon and a lime tree and potted in Autumn this year. They are in full sun and have been looking great however we have had some severe winds and this has stripped the leaves from the trees. Both of them. They look like they have new leaves coming from the buds on the branches, purple in colour, will they survive, should I prune them back, fertilise them?
A few stripped leaves is not a disaster.Purple leaves are the result of anthocyanins, chemicals in premature leaves that protect it from UV damage til they grow. Keeping the tree healthy; Lemon tree's love full sun. Most citrus trees need 8-12 hours of light a day. Keep you lemon healthy with a citrus fertilizer. NPK ratio of 6-3-3