15g Improved Meyer Lemon
Well Ladies and Gents I think I've done it. Tomorrow will mark 2 weeks since my husband and had our trees planted to complete our small backyard landscape. Of those 3 trees and several vines/shrubs our "improved Meyer Lemon" is not doing well at all.
We've (really I've) done tons of research before and even still now regarding the care of our tree. The nursery delivered and planted the tree. We've followed all the rules as they instructed us to do. Mixed our "Not so awesome AZ soil with mulch soil 50/50" we watered it well allowing it dry between waterings. After it was planted the tree we purchased did have fruit. The nursery manager who planted our trees/tree explained to help focus energy on the root development to remove the fruit so energy can go into the growth/recovery. We were advised not to fertilize till we see new growth. We've literally followed all the rules. Its planted in the ground on the north side of my N/S exposed home. It's in a well drained area with Sun and Shade and plenty of room. BUT - it's not doing well AT ALL.
We knew there would be some transplant shock but everyday more leaves are literally curling and drying up. It's breaking my heart. Our tree is insured for the first 3 months since the nursery did plant it, but ........I'm hoping I do not have to go down the road. I will post pictures tomorrow since it's literally been my first full day off since it was planted. I'm so at a loss. I was told that Improved Meyer Lemon trees in my Zone are fool proof. Grrrrrr. HELP!!
I can give as many details as you need. I just want this anxiety that I'm killing something to go away. I've always been known to have a green thumb, but...... For this poor booger, it's become brown :-( .
Thanks Friends, Appreciate your help.