My main question is, if all the leaves fall off.
Jul 04, 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 tree’s ancestors likely didn't have to adapt. As for leaving on the fruit, it’s highly unlikely that’s the, or even a, problem. Mar 18, So it can overwinter high up in the tree and, come Spring, it’s in a great position to spread spores all around as far as can be, much better than if it were stuck on the ground.
So actually, leaving fruits to die on the tree, at best, won’t do anything and, at worst, might help spread diseases that will definitely lower fruit yield. Not sure but some little critter is stealing the peel off the lemons but leaving the lemons still on the tree. Very strange I've never heard or seen before but im out to catch this little bugger in the act. To establish young trees, water thoroughly three times the first week. Water two times a week for the following two weeks.
After four weeks, water only when the soil is dry 1 inch below the soil surface. Water lemon trees from the trunk to the edge of the tree's drip line until the soil is wet 2 feet below.
On the move back inside, most of the leaves fell off the Meyer lemon, and several have fallen since. Oddly enough, the Key lime is doing just fine- I think I lost 5 leaves total, out of several hundred, and it's in exactly the same conditions- soil from the same sacks, same pot, kept feet from the meyer lemon. leaving the immature fruit on the tree will not hurt the tree.
They could, however, reduce any additional new fruit, especially on the same branch. Planting under lemon trees can reduce weeds, enhance soil fertility, and reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides. You can also create a handy"kitchen garden" where herbs and other edible plants complement the recipes in which you use lemons.
Aug 09, So just what can be wrong with a lemon tree? The leaves have fallen off. The tree has experienced a sudden drop in temperature, or overnight frost. The stress causes the leaves to fall. The leaves have fallen off. The tree has experienced a sudden rise in temperature ie. a heatwave. The stress has caused the leaves to be shed.