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I have three citrus trees in my backyard, two of which (Oro grapefriut and Blood orange) have been planted in the ground for over 5 years. The latest, a lemon tree, was transfered into the ground soil a year ago.
The trees have barely changed in size since I transferred them into the ground which makes me worry about the root system. I dug a fairly deep and large hole in diameter before planting them. I have since tried many organic additives, vitamins, and compost which has helped the trees flower, but soon after sheds all flowers.
The soil does have well drainage and the garden gets plenty of sun. I do think it must have something to do with the soil but at this point am completely stumped as to what else to do.

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Hi there - I'm not sure why you're not getting any growth or fruit. What zone are you in? Also, what were the two older trees in before you planted them? Sometimes a tree in a pot for a long time and gets root-bound, it can stunt the growth even after putting it in the ground.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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I'm in the 10-ish zone in Los Angeles. Specifically in La Canada where the dirt, at least in my neighborhood, is very rocky. But I did mix a lot of good soil into the ground prior to planting. The two trees were just in the 5-gallon pots I purchased them in. Soon after bringing them home, I planted them. I also loosened the roots up as recommended before placing them into the ground.

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Do any of these sound like they could be factors for you?

  • Late spring frost
  • Low soil fertility
  • Improper (inconsistent) irrigationMother nature.
  • Wind, rain or hail. Blossoms are very delicate and may be knocked off by a forceful wind, heavy rain or hail.
  • Shock! from a drastic change in watering or feeding practices. Maintain a consistent watering schedule through the flowering and young fruit stages, and apply food only according to label instructions. If feeding when the tree is in bloom, use only half the recommended rate, and water in thoroughly.

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I would recommend two citrus sites with a lot of experts who can help. Millet is a site administrator and knows everything about citrus. I grow lemons & limes in containers in S. Indiana. I have learned in the short time I've been a citrus gardener that soil drainage is absolutely essential and that citrus trees demand a good amount of nitrogen - but less phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Overwatering can also be death for citrus.

copy/paste this URL:
http://citrus.forumup.org/index.php?mforum=citrus

http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=202

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