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Small evergreen citrus tree with yellow fruit.

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Transparent/white goo on the back of lemon tree leafs

The tree has been outside during the summer, since a few weeks back I took it in. A few days back I noticed these strange things attached on the back of 20% of the leafs. What is it?
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Lemons losing all leaves

I've been trying to grow some lemon trees from seeds. Everything went mostly fine: out of a dozen germinated seeds I got 5 seemingly strong & healthy saplings growing. These are the saplings after ...
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Dots on lemon tree leaves

The leaves on my lemon tree have these small yellow and brown dots. I assumed these are some kind of pests or insects and have therefore been spraying them with neem oil every 8 - 10 days. I even ...
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What's wrong with my Meyer Lemon Tree?

My young meyer lemon tree's are getting these yellowish spots and then falling off. Despite this, it has still bloomed and has quite a bit new growth. What is wrong?
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Citrus with spotty yellow leaves

I have checked the posts available but I am not sure I can identify the problem with my lemon tree. The plant was germinated from lemon seeds around one year ago, and it has two siblings who are ...
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White stuff in lemon tree branches?

The stuff literally looks like white paint drops that fell on the plant. it’s all over the plant and it’s not paint. What is it and what can I do to get rid of it? Is it contagious? Thanks.
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How do I properly cut and cultivate my lemon trees to keep them smaller?

I started growing these two lemon trees from (random storebought lemon) seeds a few years ago and they grew considerably over the last summer after putting them in larger pots. Because I live in ...
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Unknown insects attacks on lemon plant

Hi guys I have lemons plants in pots in my home and I noticed that there are a lot of bugs stick to Leave do not know what are they. I tried to spray soap water but they are not dying I throw ...
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Getting lemon trees to branch

I have two lemon trees which have been hesitant to branch anywhere but at the tips where I trimmed them because they were growing too tall. They're about 1 year and 8 months old now. I grew them from ...
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Meyer Lemon Tree

I inadvertently left my tree outside and it froze that night. It lost all it leaves but the stems look green. Any chance it will revive itself? I’m in North Carolina.
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What should I do with a secondary shoot on my lemon plant?

I’m growing a lemon plant indoors. After I planted the seed, two shoots came out of the seed. At first I thought the larger one would overwhelm the smaller and the smaller one would die. Growing it in ...
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Did I ruin my lemon tree?

Hey guys I just bought a house in so cal. The backyard lemon tree was overgrown really bad. Had lots and lots of intertwined dead branches. I read online to cut the diseased branches off but I ...
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Do Citrus potted plants need acidic soil

Does Citrus Plants growing in pots, need slightly acidic soil? I am thinking of the jasmine plant that requires, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, mixed with water, approx every 15 days, particularly during ...
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Why is my Eureka lemon tree losing leaves?

I have an Eureka lemon tree that was doing great over the winter. I repotted it with Miracle grow soil and it has slowly started to drop the leaves and it has a couple brownish colored limbs. I again ...
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Leafs turn yellow on little lemon tree

I planted a lemon seed and I got a "tiny" lemon tree. I have it in very little soil so it doesn't grow too big but (surprisingly) it is in the same minuscule state for like a year now. I wasn't ...
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My lemon tree has not grown for the last few years and has remained stick thin. Can you help me revitalise it?

Unfortunately this lemon tree hasn't grown for the last 3 years when it was planted. Its situated on the north side of the house and should have plenty of sun although it's winter now in Melbourne. ...
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Plant ID: Is this lemon balm?

I found this growing in one of my pots. Does this look like lemon balm? The leaves impart a very lemony smell when you touch them. I looked online but the veins on a lemon balm leaf looks more ...
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Grafting a lemon tree seedling

I was curious, I have a lemon tree grown from seed about 2 1/2 years ago. If I grafted it with a scion from my meyer lemon tree how long would it take to produce fruit?
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

I planted a seed I got from a grocery store lemon about 4 years ago and this is my tree today. It's not very big, and the branching is kind of weird. I don't mind if it produces fruit or not, I just ...
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Why is my 10 year old Meyer lemon tree suddenly producing orange fruit after producing yellow fruit for several years?

My 10 year old Meyer lemon tree potted in 10 inch pot and doing well, started producing orange fruit instead of yellow fruit. I have pictures to demonstrate but I can't figure out how to attach them.
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Lemon Seedling Trouble

Hi there, I have 3 lemon tree seedlings that I’ve been growing since July 2017. Two of the seedlings are doing fine, but this one recently started to take a turn for the worse. The leaves have slowly ...
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Planting Meyer Lemon in shade from fence until the tree grows taller

I am in Oakland, CA. I have a Meyer Lemon that I purchased from a nursery that is about 3' tall. I want to plant it in the corner of my yard between two eight foot fences. The plant will get some ...
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Lemon plant dropping and browning leaves (indoors)

I have a lemon that I grew from store bough lemon seed so it's not a dwarf variety. It was growing crazy fast but now it started to drop leaves, some seemed healthy other had some browning around tips ...
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How to Revive my Lemon Tree?

My pink variegated lemon tree is less than a year old and this is its first winter. Until a week ago its leaves were droopy, but still bright green. I took it home with my over christmas and think ...
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Why does one lemon seedling out of a large group have dry withering leaves?

I'm living in a student house in the UK. It's winter now and my lemon tree seedlings are placed next to a window. I'm worried about it being too cold for them, however, only one tree is showing any ...
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Spots on lemons

I've got quite a few lemons covered in dark spots. They don't seem to go deep and the lemons don't seem to be spoiled inside. I've never picked lemons before, so I'm wondering - are they safe to eat? ...
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Automatic Watering System for VERY small pots and seedlings?

As the title suggests, I'm currently germinating a bunch of lemon balm seeds in an egg carton. I heard they grew better uncovered so I didn't cover them, however, they seem to dry out rather quickly, ...
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Can my lemons grow in cactus soil mix

I bought cactus soil mix the other day from Calloway's for some plants. I then decided to grow lemons. So I did the whole deal. 2 weeks later I have lemon sprouts. I was wondering if I could use ...
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What's attacking our lemons?

Our lemons have just started to ripen, but something has started attacking them and eating through the skin. Can anyone identify what is likely doing this and what we can do to protect the other ...
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Is there any reason not to keep lemons on the tree after they are ripe?

Are there any known problems with leaving lemons on the tree after they are ripe? Last year I had a heavy crop and I just picked them as I needed them. The following spring the tree lost most of ...
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Lemon tree repotting

I have a young Dwarf Meyer lemon tree that I intend to keep in a pot on my deck. Is it better to gradually increase the pot size to encourage a compact root ball or to plant straight into a large ...
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My lemons' leafs are drying. What should I do?

I'm trying to grow many bonsais (Lemon, Pine, Cypress, Chestnuts, Peach). I was doing fine and all of the bonsais are in the same place. However, recently my lemons started to show some kind of an ...
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Dwarf citrus Meyer lemon pot size

I was given a lemon tree (pictured) which is about 1.2 metres tall. It's currently in small yellow pot depicted that has edges of approximately 16cm in length. Ultimately I want to plant it in my ...
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My lemon tree in pot has curled leaves

I live in Redwood city California. We bought this small lemon tree a year ago. About few weeks ago, it started flowering and new leaves coming. But then the new leaves started to curl. I thought it ...
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Lemon tree transplantation

I transplanted my lemon tree 2 days ago and I positioned it in the corner without lights. How many days should my tree stay without lights after transplanting?
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Separate multiple lemon sprouts planted in a single container

I recently germinated and planted lemon seeds. So far they have sprouted and are healthy. My concern is, I planted about 2-3 seeds per container, and now I have about 2 sprouts in each container. When ...
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How to accelerate lemon tree growth

Hi all, I repotted this lemon tree during winter last year and it has had no growth since. Any suggestions to give it another growth spurt? It doesn't need much water and the soil that I used to ...
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Will a lemon tree grow back after being cut down low?

My lemon tree was cut down very low by the person cutting my yard. The tree was about two years old. It was cut with a weed eater.
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Need help identifying this disease for my lemon tree

Some of the branches on my lemon tree don't look particularly healthy. Taking a closer look at the leaves indicates that it may be related to some disease. Please help me identify the issue and cure. ...
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Do Orange and Lemon Trees need annual pruning?

I have a lemon and orange tree in my backyard. I have apple and pear trees as well which I prune on an annual basis. I was wondering if the lemon and orange trees need pruning as well and if so, how ...
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Are grow lights bad for lemon trees?

Background: I have a near-one year old lemon tree sapling (kept indoor), which was very healthy until December. I then left the country for one month, leaving it to my flatmate -- who overwatered it. ...
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Why do the leaves on my Meyer lemon have blotchy yellow areas?

I have a Meyer lemon that I purchased a few months ago. I potted it into a self watering container with some potting mix mixed with some peat. It's flowering and small fruit are forming but the leaves ...
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How should I prune this grafted lemon tree?

My dad has this terrible tree setup, I think it's 2 different trees, a lemon tree covered by a taller bushy tree. I don't have full control here, I can't cut these down/tear them out, but I am charged ...
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Why aren't my Lemon and Feijoa trees growing or sprouting leaves?

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 ...
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Lime tree with older leaves getting brown and dry

To continue with my saga of "I am growing citri but am hopeessly clueless about it," I noticed today that some of the leaves of my (Eureka) lime sapling are patched with dry, brown spots (see below). ...
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Is this lemon ready to pick from my small tree?

I have a small lemon tree I am growing in a pot in our bright office (I have no idea what kind, it was given to me with a tiny label just saying "lemon"!) It's still a very young plant, but has three ...
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Folded leaves on a seemingly healthy lemon sapling

My 3-month-or-so lemon tree sapling seemed to be doing great, and has been growing quite huge leaves at a fast rate. However, this morning when I looked at it, one of the newest (and biggest) ones was ...
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Why does my lemon tree have black scabs on the lemons and yellow spots on the leaves?

We've recently moved to a new house which has a lemon tree in the backyard in dire need of some TLC -- but we're not quite sure what exactly is wrong with it. Two primary problems, which may or may ...
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Why are the leaves of my Lemon sprout turning yellowish?

I successfully sprouted a lemon seed but after a month it stopped growing and its leaves started turning yellow. I was using heavy nitrogen fertilizer, so that can't be the problem. Then I tried some ...
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

We have a 4 year old dwarf lemon tree. It has never flowered until this year. Many flowers and a lot of fruit, however the fruit seems to have stopped growing and has been stagnant for 3 weeks. We ...