Hello, I have a several year old potted Meyer Lemon that has developed some sort of ailment.
Over the last couple weeks, it has gone from developing yellow spots on some of the leaves to dropping leaves.
When I first noticed the issue, I thought it. Aug 26, Aug 24, AM CST. Back in January, I bought a Meyer Lemon Tree at Home Depot. It's been inside since I bought it and it's set between a south and east facing window.
Overall it's been pretty healthy, with some occasional leaf drop (about 1 each month), but within the last 3 days it's dropped upwards of 12 leaves, with others yellowing. Sep 13, When the tree drops leaves due to high heat or water stress, as long as conditions return to normal, the tree will start to grow new leaves within a couple of weeks.
Citrus trees are heavy feeders Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jan 21, RELATED: Cumquats, Lemons, Mandarins and Oranges Causes of yellow leaves on citrus trees. Citrus trees are versatile and do well in most climates, but there are lots of things that can give your lemon tree problems!
Here are the conditions that can turn your lush greens to sour yellows: Changes in weatherEstimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Dec 14, Yellow Leaves on a Meyer Lemon. Thought to be a lemon/mandarin orange cross, the Meyer lemon (Citrus limon"Improved Meyer") appeals to home gardeners because of its hardiness.
It can be grown. Aug 13, The first crop last year was 11 lemons which reached full maturity. The second crop which had a tremendous flush of blossoms (over ) and after the"june drop" I know have approx 35 lemons in various stages of developement.
I have noticed that my leaves are turning yellow. The container is 18 dia and has a water saucer below to hold water. Feb 29, The Meyer Lemon bears heavily when mature. Its crop size increases as the plant matures. It may bear 10 or more lemons even at 3 years of age.
The fruit is green in color until it matures. When mature on the tree, the Meyer Lemon changes to a yellow-orange color. That will take longer than you expect. Congratulations on your new tree! Meyer lemons are the very best in my opinion, but they can be a little bit fussy in pots. A range of conditions can lead to immediate and rather startling leaf drop.
I find it can take some adjustment before you hit on the right formula that meets their needs and gets things back on track. Apr 22, Overwatering – If your lemon tree is dropping leaves, another common reason may be overwatering. When roots of the tree sit in water, they have a tendency to develop root rot, which in turn results in the lemon tree dropping leaves. Mulch around the root area, minimize irrigation, plant in well draining soil, and keep grass away from the base.