Questions tagged [lemons]

Small evergreen citrus tree with yellow fruit.

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How should I prune lemon trees?

I have a lemon tree that is 8 years old. I didn't water it enough during its first years, and as a result it's only 2 meters (6 feet) high. How and when should I prune my lemon tree to stimulate its ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

I have planted seeds of a lemon and want to know, if I have to graft the lemon plant so I can get lemons? Or will they in time grow without grafting?
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How should a lemon tree with yellowing leaves, peeling bark, and small fruit be saved?

Our lovely lemon tree is in trouble... We live in Northern California. Starting mid-last summer our tree began yellowing. We've called an arborist out to the house but the advice has been pretty ...
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Why isn't my lemon tree growing?

We planted a lemon tree five and a half years ago. Today it's about the exact same size as ever. I've tried using citrus fertilizer, but to no avail. We've had dry summers and wet summers, but ...
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Why does my lemon tree have multi-colored leaves and strange-looking fruit?

The leaves on my lemon tree are yellow and white, and the fruit doesn't look normal.
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What insect/disease causes lemons to look like a Cthulhu and how can this be prevented?

Earlier today, pictures of weirdly shaped lemons were shared on reddit. The top comment there says it is a case of citrus bud mites, which actually seems to make sense. My questions are: Is this ...
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Moving lemon and satsuma trees?

I have a lemon and a satsuma tree in my yard that I planted roughly 2 years ago. So they are still fairly young. I planted them in a bad location and realized that in a few years they are going to end ...
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Is my lemon tree dying?

I'm on my 2nd lemon tree. I live in Melbourne, Australia and lemon trees are the norm around here. I suspect my first one died as it outgrew its pot, which was half the size of this one. I'm ...
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Can a lemon tree become an orange tree?

I feel stupid to ask this, as there are many posts on Google about this, and I can't tell, if people are writing these stories for fun or it is real. Some claim that if you have a many old lemon ...
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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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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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Lemon tree leaf deformation

My lemon tree leaves are deformed and some have holes (see pictures). Any idea what is causing it, and how I can stop it?
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How big a lemon tree can I grow indoors?

I recently (yesterday) received a lemon tree as a gift. It's a little more than two meters tall, and comes with a giant pot, maybe around 50 cm in diameter and height. I'm planning on growing it ...
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How can I get lemon trees to bear fruit?

I have a couple of lemon trees (small plants really) in my garden. But they seem to grow at an awfully slow pace.They are about 2 years old & about 3/4 ft in height. I have seen pictures of lemon ...
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Trimming back a Meyer Lemon tree

I have a Meyer Lemon tree that I brought inside for the winter and am now ready to bring outside. The problem is that there's no good place inside where it would get 100% sunlight, instead only part ...
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Why have my lemon seedlings stopped growing and turned yellow?

I planted some lemon pips in November last year, and they grew to about 4cm tall, and it seems as if they aren't growing anymore. They have been the same size since December, and they have now turned ...
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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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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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How can I save my Meyer lemon tree?

]23]3I discovered 2 days ago that my lemon tree appears to be dying. I'm not sure when it began. Because I have never had problems with this tree, I simply did not notice it turning brown. My neighbor ...
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How to develop fine roots in potted plants

I wanted to know the best way to encourage lots of fine feeder roots for a healthy plant. I started a couple of lemon trees from a drink cup seed last year as an experiment. I used a wicking system to ...
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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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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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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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Why are my lemons cracking?

My lemons are cracking as shown in below image: What can be causing this and how can I prevent this in the future? Location: India. Weather In May-June: Hot! > 95F days.
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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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Does anyone have experience with a lemon tree as an indoor bonsai?

I grew a "tree" out of a lemon seed. As I'm not living in a climate for lemon trees I'm trying to make an indoor bonsai out of it. I'm not sure if it is good bonsai material. Will it build enough bark?...
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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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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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My lemon tree, ants, shells. What is this and how to treat it properly?

There are lots of ants around, they just don't like to be photographed :) This is the whole tree: I'm in Sydney, Australia.
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How to prevent fungus on soil in self watering pots?

Below is a picture of one of my lemon trees, where the soil is covered with some sort of fungus. When I remove it, it comes back in 2-3 days. I am suspecting the problem is, that lemon trees can't be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why didn't my Meyer Lemon tree produce fruit after it blossomed?

My Meyer Lemon tree was full of flowers this spring. I hand pollinated them using a q-tip, along with help from some insects, when the tree was outside. After the blossoms fell off, it didn't ...
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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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How can I revive a Meyer Lemon Tree with no leaves?

Here is what my Meyer Lemon Tree looks like: No leaves anymore. Is there a chance that it will ever revive itself?
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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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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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What is wrong with my lemon tree? [duplicate]

Below is a picture of my lemon tree, which now have some sticky web infection. See left corner on the first picture. On the second picture is a close up of something that is being spread from the ...
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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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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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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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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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Are lemon tree roots unusually damaging to nearby concrete?

A colleague told me that in a region where all tree removal required consent he had processed many consents for removing lemon trees and concluded they (and limes) are particularly bad at damaging ...
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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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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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What is this white discoloration on my lemon tree dirt (picture)?

Below is a picture of one of my indoor lemon trees. They are all in self watering pots, and they drink ~3 litre of tap water per week. What concerns me is the white/orange stuff on the dirt. To the ...