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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 of the tree to avoid root rot and its. Sep 13, A: Citrus tend naturally to drop some leaves during blossoming and fruit formation, but the tree should not drop the majority of its leaves during this Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Lemon trees are moisture sensitive and will drop leaves when over- or under-watered. Initially, leaves on drought-stressed trees curl and turn dry.
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Leaves on over-watered trees flatten and droop. To establish young trees, water thoroughly three times the first week. Water two times a week for the following two weeks. Citrus trees tend to be extra sensitive to that shift and what seems like a minor change in light intensity or the amount of humidity or water it receives can cause leaves and developing fruit to drop almost overnight. Sunlight: Lemon trees need eight hours of direct sun per stumpclear.bar: Gayla Trail.
Lemon trees lose their leaves due to over watering, a lack of sunlight, excess wind and due to temperatures consistently lower then 50° F. Indoor lemon trees lose leaves because of transplant shock due to a contrast in humidity, temperature, sunlight and watering frequency when moved from stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 15 mins. A: It’s typical for a Meyer lemon to lose leaves during winter indoors. There are three usual causes: lower light levels than it prefers, low humidity and soggy soil.
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