The Leaning Lemon Tree
So, in addition to my orange tree issue in another thread, I have a question about my improved meyer lemon tree.
The full-size tree is healthy, green, growing and bearing lots of fruit. There is one small problem, though.
The tree was grafted to the rootstock at a slight angle, so the tree leans a little bit. It is planted in-ground on a slope, and right now it is leaning into the slope. I noticed the slight rootstock hitch before I planted it and thought leaning it into the slope would be the sturdiest way to do it (rather than planting the rootball at an angle to make the tree appear straighter).
Now I feel like it's leaning more than ever as it continues to grow. Seems very happy, but looks kind of odd.
Would you do anything about this? Should I dig it up and adjust it or rotate it, or would that risk hurting the tree? Any other ideas?
The tree is about 2 years old. Full-sized, about 6 feet tall right now. If a picture would help, I can take one tomorrow.