Testimonials Shop News Specials Catalogue Contact Forum Blog My Account My Edibles
Try Grafting Scion Wood Available Now
Try Grafting Scion Wood Available NowChoose one of these 4 plants to get 40% offPlease allow at least 1 Day for online stock to be ready.Yes we delivery
Forum Rules | Updates
<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum

Lemon tree leaves falling/bitten off?

    6 responses

Talyda starts with ...
Hi there! Hoping someone can help me =)

I bought a lemon tree about 4 weeks ago, I've planted it and been watering it every other day.

It's in clay soil, but when I've planted it, I made the hole twice as big around as the base of the tree (maybe even a little bigger) and filled with potting mix, and am buying a bottle of stuff tomorrow that is supposed to help break up the clay soil. (sorry if I'm going on too much, want to try and make sure you have all the information! ;))

Anyways, I seem to be losing a lot of leaves. There's a few black ants on the tree, only like a half dozen or so, I know that there's earwigs in the peastraw that I've mulched with, but I haven't noticed any in the tree (they are in EVERYTHING around here =P)

When I looked today, I thought I'd grab a few leaves and see if they are just "pulling" off with nearly no pressure put on them, but then I noticed that there's at least a half dozen that seem to be bent in the middle of the leaf stem, and that where they are bent, they seem to be "thinner" not sure if they are being eaten right there or not, but that definitely seems to be where the problem is.

I can't see any obvious signs of anything else wrong, just losing SO many leaves!

I can take photo's if it will help at all =)

Thanks in advance for ANY help!
About the Author
Talyda
Sth Aus
25th November 2008 8:54am
#UserID: 1679
Posts: 3
View All Talyda's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Mango-grower says...
I had a lemon that was planted in clay soil in a hole with good soil and looked miserable. After about two months I dug it up, put a 30cm high mound of bought soil over the hole and planted it in the mound with extra manure and sulphate of potash in the bought soil. It is growing like crazy now and has flowers and little lemons. I think a lot of lemon problems are caused by poor drainage or not enough fertilizer. This can make the leaves go pale and fall off.
About the Author
Mangogrower1
Brisbane
25th November 2008 9:46am
#UserID: 1173
Posts: 8
View All Mangogrower1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Jantina says...
Sounds like good advice to me .
About the Author
Jantina
Mt. Gambier S.A.
25th November 2008 4:18pm
#UserID: 1351
Posts: 1272
View All Jantina's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Talyda says...
Thanks both =)
About the Author
Talyda
Sth Aus
26th November 2008 2:45pm
#UserID: 1679
Posts: 3
View All Talyda's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Julie Walker says...
About the ant problem. I have a Meyer lemon tree - in a pot - which produced plenty of fruit last year. This year it had about 40 lemons starting to bud - but the tree is covered in ants and all the buds have dropped off. Any clues on what to use to get rid of ants on a fruit tree? Obviously don't want to use chemicals - but it is so disappointing to see a healthy lemon tree disappear and it is covered in hudreds of ants.

Would be grateful for any suggestions.
About the Author

Vic
3rd December 2008 10:08am
#UserID: 0
Posts:
View All 's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | Edit | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
kaylene says...
Hi Julie

I have the same problem with ants on my lemon and orange tree. They are both only about 5ft tall but all their buds have dropped off and there are ants all over them. I don't know if its the ants or something else is wrong with them. They are both in the ground attached to lattice against a fence.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
About the Author
kaylene1
WA
25th October 2009 2:20pm
#UserID: 2944
Posts: 1
View All kaylene1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Wayne says...
Have a look here Kaylene
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/ants-on-citrus/
About the Author
Wayne
Mackay QLD
25th October 2009 4:29pm
#UserID: 338
Posts: 908
View All Wayne's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)

REPLY to this forum

Login or Create Account

<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum