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Lime not doing well

Posted by jphMansfield sunset 23 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 8, 14 at 13:40

Hi. My Lime has been in this container for almost a year.
It went very light yellow so I limited water and fed iron. At first no leaves dropped. now leaves are dropping. Any suggestions welcome.

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  • Posted by weebie USDA 10 Sunset 24 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 0:52

As long as the branches look healthy and there are some healthy leaves, it should be fine. I have a lime tree in the ground and it is doing the same thing, and has for the last 3 years it's been there. I think it's just the time of year and perhaps getting ready for spring growth (I am already seeing a few blossoms coming in). With that being said, citrus are supposedly high nitrogen feeders, so once all risk of frost is gone (~March in So Cal) I would feed it. That might help it green back up too. You don't want to feed it too soon as new growth is more susceptible to frost if we get a cold snap and not likely to put on too much new growth in winter anyway. Good luck!

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