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Sandra
Young Lemon Tree - leaves turned yellow and dropped, as did they little fruit...

This tree has been planted for about 2 years now, seemed to be doing ok, but very slow growth. I've had trouble with snails and slugs, but all of a sudden the leaves have all turned bright yellow and now dropped off! I wouldn't have thought it was a water issue... we give it plenty of water. I don't know if it doesn't go well near the parsley, or is it lacking something?

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Submitted: 12:57AM, 11 Nov 2016
Answer: Hi Sandra,

Thank you for contacting Yates, the yellowing leaves normally indicates lack of nutrients and generally we recommend remove all flowers and fruits in the first couple years of citrus to help frame building and roots developing. I suggest you feed it Dynamic Lifter three times a year from now, in spring, summer and autumn. Supplement this during the growing season with some Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Liquid Plant Food weekly.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 08:22AM, 11 Nov 2016

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