Tomato Jack
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New Meyers Lemon Tree

I bought a Meyers Lemon Tree about two months ago. It looked very healthy with good leaves plenty of blooms. Since planting it outside it has lost about 50-75% of it's leaves. Is this normal for a transplant?

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Temperature shifts? Any colder nights?

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The Helpful Gardener wrote:Temperature shifts? Any colder nights?

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It has been mild at night and warming up during the day with the exception of last night falling into the 30's.

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They can shed during temperature shifts. We have seen a rash of citrus dropping leaves here, mostly weather related. Citrus roots aren't keeping up with nutrition demands and poof, they drop off. The roots go dormant around 50 degrees of soil temperature, and you might get leaf drop after that. The tree is going dormant, not (necessarily) dying. You should get leaves as everything starts back to normal (whatever normal is for weather anymore :roll: )

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I have a Meyers Lemon as well...

My Meyers Lemon is indoors and also dropped all of its leaves and all of the fruit that had started from the blooms. I have gotten more blossoms back, no leaves, but the tiny lemons are dropping.

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