Why does my dwarf lemon tree lose all its leaves?

have been regulary fertilising it, the leaves dropped off in winter when it became -7 degrees. There are flowers growing like mad on it but still doesnt appear to have any leaf shoots


09 October 2011 05:59 AM

Hi Tasha,

The lemon tree will eventually grow new leaves after the shock from the extremely low temperatures. Apply some Dynamic Lifter Soil Improve & Plant Fertiliser which will help the health of the plant and the beneficial soil microbes. Ensure the plant is protected from possums if you have any in your area as they will love to eat any newly developing shoots. The lemon may naturally loose some of the flowers as the fruit develops. Yates has a wonderful new product available - Yates Possum Repellent Spray helps protect your precious plants by deterring possums from browsing on sprayed plants.
Contains a special combination of ingredients that help reduce possums browsing on plants.
Lasts for up to 7 days or more with regular re-treatment.
Can be used on ornamental and edible plants and has only a 1 day withholding period.
The formulation was developed by Professor Lynne Selwood and is protected by a patent granted to the University of Melbourne.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Physical Damage