I have this lemon tree (Meyer I think) and since April it has not had any leaves. It did go through a period without water (and it was indoors, but I put it in front of the window). I have pruned all the dead branches off, and when I scratch the trunk there’s still green underneath, however it’s been a while and nothing has changed. Ever since that event in April, I have been regularly watering (when the soil gets dry), and in June I moved back home from university where I was able to put the lemon tree in the sun in the garden (alongside regularly watering). I am a bit panicked because I have no clue how to get the tree to grow a branch or leaf.
A few questions, should I leave it in direct sun or indirect sunlight since it has no leaves? Should I cut the branch closer to the branch collar to encourage new branch growth? And should I avoid using fertilizer, I also saw someone here say they would water their branches and spray them is that something I should do? Any help at all is extremely appreciated.