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  • Here is the dwarf lemon tree in our front yard that is alive, but hasn't produced any flowers or fruit in over a year. Its leaves are now starting to turn yellow. The other dwarf lemon tree a few yards away, has been producing fruit. Both trees are planted in the same type of soil, receive the same amount of watering, and approximately the same amount of sunshine. Does anyone have any suggestions to help the non-producing tree yield fruit?
    Monday January 8, 2018 at 03:49


  • Rosa G. If leaves are turning yellow there are a couple of things that could be wrong. The soil type may not suit the lemon (they need acid soil) or it may suffer from a rootproblem. Other reasons could be drought or overly wet soil, leaf spots, lack of fertilizer.

    Could you take a photo of the yellowing leaves?
    Monday January 8, 2018 at 10:43
  • Roxana Thank you Rosa. Yes, we do have a drought problem in Southern California. We tend to have sandy soil. I will try to take a close-up of the leaves next time. Amazingly, we have rain showers today and possibly more intense showers predicted for tomorrow. Monday January 8, 2018 at 16:28
  • Rosa G. Okay, I've seen the photo of the yellowing leaves Roxana. It looks as if this particular plant lacks nitrogen as it's the bottom leaves ( and thus older leaves) that are yellowing. Did you feed it in the last couple of years? And has the tree ever produced lemons? Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 10:56
  • Roxana Thank you Rosa. I don't think we did much of a fertilizer with nitrogen for either tree. This one in the top picture does produce fruit. The post from yesterday, showing the yellow leaves is from another tree a few yards away, that has never produced fruit. Thank you for your suggestion.
    Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 16:12

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  • Mushy S. Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 19:03