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Lemon fruits are produced from blooms nearly year round under good conditions. This guide is about lemon tree not blooming.



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Question: Lemon Tree Not Blooming or Producing Lemons

I have a mini Meyers lemon tree. It will produce flowers, but then they fall off. I have had this tree for about 4 years, but have had no lemons. It is in a large planter. It is now putting out new leaves, but I want lemons. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Hardiness Zone: 4a

By Debi from Minnesota, MN


Most Recent Answer

By missymoose01/23/2011

I received a tip last year to take a paintbrush and gently paint or dab each flower to transfer pollen. It seemed to have worked since lemons grew on my tree last year. Hope this helps.

Question: Lemon Tree Not Blooming or Setting Fruit

I am from Durban South Africa. I planted an Erica lemon tree almost two years ago and up to now have only had 4 buds and no fruit. Please help!

By Julia R


Most Recent Answer

By Grandma J [46]11/04/2012

Doesn't sound like it got pollenated. Most trees you need more than 1 tree for this to happen.

Question: Lemon Tree is Not Blooming

I have a lemon tree that is over 5 years old. To date it has never bloomed. I have dug a shallow ditch where the branches end and I have put organic compost into this. I also water daily only in this ditch after the monsoons until the next monsoon. What am I doing wrong?

By Marie

Most Recent Answer

By Kathie K. [1]07/02/2011

Citrus trees do not like wet roots. Be careful about over watering! If you get heavy rain once a week, you do not need to water at all. I have a huge lemon tree with 100's of lemons and only water deeply once a week because it doesn't rain in California where I live.
Good luck!

Question: Growing a Lemon Tree

If a lemon tree is sprouting new leaves does that mean it won't bloom?

By Sharon

Question: Lemon Tree Not Blooming

My lemon tree of 4 years is not blooming for the first time and there are no thorns on the limbs. Could the tree be dying?

By Connie L from Wichita, KS

Question: Lemoncito Blooms Decreasing Each Year

My lemoncito had a good bloom in 2009. In 2010 it only produced 12 this year I only got one fruit. The tree and leaves are healthy, but there are lots of small buds growing at the bottom from the seeds that I damp from my orange tree. It is well fertilized and watered all year round.

By Elvira

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