I purchased a 1-2 year old Improved Meyer Lemon Tree off of Amazon in November and it grew well. The tree bloomed around mid-May or early June and I pollinated it with no problems. When I noticed 5 of the 6 blooms had become fertilized I was very happy and ready to start taking care of the newly fertilized plant. As time went on, 3 of the 5 fertilized parts fell off leaving only two lemons growing after all that work to fertilize the plant. No matter where I searched, I could not find if this is normal or if I need to be concerned. The two fertilized buds that survived are still growing healthy.
Also, there are three branches on my tree and the 6 flowers all bloomed on only one of branches. With none of the other branches getting flowers at all. Is this normal too? And how often can I expect new branches to grow off of the trunk or the branches already available?