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How should I prune this grafted lemon tree?

You may be right - the grafted part died back, the rootstock took over, and the only part that's left of the original grafted lemon is at the bottom. It shouldn't be thorny - the thorny parts will ...
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Need help identifying this disease for my lemon tree

Looks like you have at least two problems. Let's take the last image first which appears to show Citrus Leaf Miner damage. You can see the channels that the miner has burrowed into the leaf. The ...
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Will a lemon tree grow back after being cut down low?

The smaller the tree was the more likely it is to grow back. Trees put on new growth by activating dormant buds along the length of the trunk. The smaller the branch or trunk the more dense those buds ...
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Why are the leaves of my Lemon sprout turning yellowish?

You have to post a picture but from what your questions states, sounds like OVER fertilization. No plant needs 'heavy nitrogen' and depending on the age of your lemon tree you certainly want lower N ...
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What are these fungus-like things in my tree?

It is lichen, yes - if it's only excessive on dead branches, that's why it's proliferating, because the wood is dead, although it does occur on live branches or trunks of trees as well, though not ...
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How can I save my Meyer lemon tree?

If you have green living material under the bark then it might not be dead. Lots of die back, yes. I recommend cutting it back hard to remove all dead leaves and minor stems. Then water and wait.......
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Are grow lights bad for lemon trees?

I think it is just over-watering. It takes some time for the plant to find its equilibrium again. Keep it dry and possibly on a cold and shadow place, to simulate winter, to let it restore the roots ...
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Do Orange and Lemon Trees need annual pruning?

Citrus only need minimal pruning - if they are growing the way you want, I wouldn't worry. February is a good time to remove overcrowded branches and leggy growth can be cut back by up to two thirds. ...
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Lemon tree transplantation

Who told you that a plant should get no light after being transplanted? Yes, it is probably not a good idea to put a freshly transplanted plant in direct sunlight outdoors, especially if its a small ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

Looking at this picture, to me it seems it may need more sunlight. It looks very "leggy", which indicates it's stretching to catch the light and wants more sun. But I'm impressed it's grown from seed ...
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Folded leaves on a seemingly healthy lemon sapling

I like that you 'roughly' water every 2-4 days! That is a good way to water! This guy looks very healthy and what I am seeing is very normal. This leaf is still 'uncurling' from its 'package'. ...
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Lime tree with older leaves getting brown and dry

Always nice to say, 'you don't have a problem'!! Those leaves can easily be clipped off at the trunk. Your plant looks healthy! Make sure that ALL of the trunk is out of the soil, that you didn't ...
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My lemon tree in pot has curled leaves

If it has been in that same pot in the same spot for a year and just now started doing this, then fertilizer is one likely solution. Get a citrus fertilizer from your local garden center and follow ...
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My lemon tree in pot has curled leaves

I do see some leaves that have dropped and it may be due to the cold weather we are experiencing right now (I am in the same zone as you). In terms of watering, check the soil and if it looks dry ...
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Is there any reason not to keep lemons on the tree after they are ripe?

You are correct to be looking for other causes, and waterlogged clay is a prime suspect. It may be most intuitive if you think about where citrus are native. Waterlogged is a condition to which your ...
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What's attacking our lemons?

Your lemons are being attacked by birds. Insect eggs were planted in the baby lemon epidermis, have hatched, are now larvae and the birds are going for the larvae. Provide a large bird feeder to feed ...
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Spots on lemons

Looks like it might be citrus black spot Leaf - older lesions are small, round, sunken necrotic spots with gray centers. The lesions are bordered with a dark brown ring. Young lesions are small, ...
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How to Revive my Lemon Tree?

First of all, lighly scratch the bark to see if it's green under the superficial brown layer. If it's green, it is still alive. To promote new growth remove all leaves because once the plant figures ...
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Plant ID: Is this lemon balm?

If it has a square stem, then it is in the mint family. That includes Lemon Balm. If it smells like lemons I would assume it's Lemon Balm.
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

You can pick them. As you may have noticed, sometimes in the store they are yellow w/some green. Some are picked when they are completely green, most are picked with some green. By the time they get ...
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Are grow lights bad for lemon trees?

To put it simply: I doubt its the light. I doubt it's the water (kind of). I bet it's the soil. My lemon trees seem to love a lot of light and a lot of water. But they live outside, in the harsh ...
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Are grow lights bad for lemon trees?

If your tree has been overwatered for a month and has rotting roots, then you need to trim the rotting roots off before it spreads to damage your healthy roots. This means you need to remove it from ...
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Folded leaves on a seemingly healthy lemon sapling

You've said the leaf had opened normally, and you found it rolled up like this later, then it righted itself later in the day. It looks as if your plant is indoors, and appears to be in sunlight ...
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How can I save my Meyer lemon tree?

I never thought I'd be saying this but that tree is DEAD. For all intent and purposes, no one barring magicians or a god could bring that guy back. Bummer for sure. Let's figure out what happened ...
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

The major factors of citrus tree success are: Sunlight Citrus are tropical plants which needs plenty of sunlight. Some are also shade tolerant. So place it near a window which is facing north or ...
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How can I save my Meyer lemon tree?

Since your tree has been defoliated, it will need to survive on stored energy reserves to able to grow new leaves. For this reason, avoid removing any branches that are still alive (green) as you will ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

The existing, great answers here about the fruit lotto (or Russian roulette) that one wins or loses when they grow from seed without grafting can only be added to minimally by my own examples of ...
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Why isn't my lemon tree growing?

Even a Meyer lemon will grow 12-15 feet high: since you have full size fruit on your apparently 4 foot tree, you definitely have a hybrid that will only grow about 4 inches/year versus a Ponderosa ...
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How to accelerate lemon tree growth

Lemon trees usually have only one growth spurt in a year, usually in spring. Depending on your geographical location, this could occur early spring or late spring. Patience is required in the meantime....
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How to accelerate lemon tree growth

Lemon plant does well in ample sunshine, and not so at the window side. Depends on where you live, once the weather turns favourable, bring it out to full sun. The potting mix should have very good ...
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