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Tahitian lime balding!!

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snottiegobble starts with ...
My first year 'in the ground' Tahitian lime is losing a lot of leaves at present, but the immature fruit are holding on. Can I put it down to winter weather or is there another problem?
The Kaffir is still growing well & we dont get frosts.
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Julie says...
Winter weather doesn't affect it at all sg, so I don't know what it could be.

Gets pretty cold here, and my lime in the ground is fruiting well. The one in a bag has healthy leaves too.
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amanda says...
Hey SG...how do the leaves look before they fall? are they yellowing or anything?
Must admit that I have had a really hard time getting my tahitian lime to grow here...it's never been happy in 4yrs! But my Kaffir and West indian limes are happy as pigs in mud.

I don't why this is though - they get treated the same. Maybe it's a rootstock and sandy soil issue??!
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snottiegobble says...
Hi Amanda, sorry for the delay in answering. The leaves are still green & there are now flower buds where they used to be. (near the end of the stems)
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amanda says...
Well maybe it will be ok SG...perhaps it's just a 'first year' teething problem with the winter etc...maybe see what spring brings...as long as the bark/stems are still alive then it can't be too serious..?
(take those flower buds off though hey..)
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Daniel says...
The Tahitian doesn't like soggy feet too much in the winter. Some nice sunshine and a watering from our very occasional rains is all she'll need in the cooler months. They do take a couple seasons to take hold.
Stick by her as Amanda says, i reckon she'll come good as it warms up and you'll start to see new leaves come through and fingers crossed your flowers fruit up nicely too!
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amanda says...
The tahitian lime is a sook....I am surprised we haven't come up with something better by now ;)
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ringelstrumpf says...
Are there leaves on the ground at all?
I have just planted two kumquats and I guess either the cockatoos or possums have eaten most of the leaves.
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snottiegobble says...
No leaves except those fallen & the kaffir next to it hasnt lost one( except for cooking):) . Maybe I shouldnt have let it fruit as there are about 8 ranging in size from very small to half grown.
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