Meyer Lemons Losing Leaves and Yellowed - Help Please!
I'm new to the forum and to growing Meyer Lemons. I've scoured the site and haven't found the answer to my question, so here goes:
-I just ordered 2 dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon and they arrived last Thursday (6 days ago).
-They were in great shape when they arrived; the grower sold them as 2-3 year old trees. They had new growth, big dark green leaves and buds.
-I potted them each in a 12 inch terra cotta pot, trimmed the roots (which I realize now I shouldn't have done), and potted them in a compost+sphagnum peat moss bagged potting soil mixed with a few of the hardwood chips they shipped in.
-I kept them indoors, in a Southern-facing window for the first 48 hours, then slowly transitioned them outside. BUT, they started losing ALL NEW GROWTH when indoors. All young leaves fell. I thought it was for lack of light.
-Once outside (temps in the 60's-70's, full to partial sun), the LARGER leaves now started dropping. Now, 6 days later, the leaves are yellowing and a bit mottled.
-The soil was dry a few inches down, so I just watered again today.
What am I doing wrong? Are the pots too big? Is the soil too heavy? Please help!