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I have pruned my lemon right back to nothing, just trunk. Have i killed it?

I have pruned my lemon right back to nothing, just left the trunk due to leaf miner disease where whole tree had leaf curl and gall wasp the year before. Have I killed my lemon tree or will it regrow to 1m - 1.5 metres tall say soonish?

Submitted: 10:57AM, 12 Sep 2018
Answer: Hi Mark,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

After a hard prune the plant is under some stress. Growth can return if the plant is strong and there are nodes that have not been previously damaged.

Give the tree a regular weekly feed with Thrive Naturals Citrus & Fruit Liquid Plant Food. This not only will assist with the stress but give the plant the nutrients that it is now lacking due to the leaf loss.

If you do see some growth coming back, keep feeding. It may take some time to get to the desired height but it is not worth giving up on quite yet.

Kind regards

Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 03:10PM, 12 Sep 2018


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