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Lemon not responding after heavy pruning

I transplanted a lemon from pot to garden. I pruned very heavily but after 12 months it has not developed any new growth or shoots. It is in full sun. When I scrape the trunk with my nail it is still green. Is there any hope or should I give up?

Submitted: 01:44PM, 22 May 2019
Answer: Hi Helen,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Yes there is still hope. Citrus particularly lemon is slow to establish after transplanting. If the trunk is still green, this indicates the tree is still alive. I recommend improving soil around the roots with Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food’ as a complete, soil-conditioning fertiliser every 6-8 weeks and monthly adding eco-Seaweed to enhance root growth. There should be new growth in the coming spring.

Click here for more info on this product:
https://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/yates-thrive-natural-citrus-fruit-organic-based-pelletised-plant-food/

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 08:39AM, 23 May 2019

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