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Old 04-12-2021, 07:52 AM   #1
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Anyone with lemon trees showing life?

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Old 04-12-2021, 07:55 AM   #2
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Not mine.

They will get replaced in a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:00 AM   #3
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I have a young un and a very large 20yr old one. No life either

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Old 04-12-2021, 08:06 AM   #4
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We lost all of our lemons, a lime, and a 15yo satsuma. The orange was double wrapped with frost fabric and sheltered, but no match for a week of that cold.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:14 AM   #5
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No signs or life on my lemon or satsuma. I somehow managed to save a Persian Lime.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:19 AM   #6
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Mine is still fairly small and in a big pot. I got it early last year. Its green at the bottom with some growth coming out. Also some of branches have some green in them but mostly brown. It looks bad!

I've got 5 different citrus trees in big pots. We moved them all onto our covered patio. Then made a walled in area with moving blankets. Had a heater and thermometer inside for the whole freeze and it never got below freezing inside there. Lowest I saw was about 34. All my citrus and Blueberry bushes did well except for the Meyers. Im thinking about getting another in case this one doesn't make it.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:26 AM   #7
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I covered mine and had a heat lamp on the base and it still died.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:55 AM   #8
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Mine died also looking for replacements .
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:01 AM   #9
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My meyer lemon is sprouting just up the soil low on trunk. Wife read that once they do this they will never bare fruit again, so they are out of here! All other citrus show no life. What about our oleanders? No life here, cut them back 2 foot high.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:10 AM   #10
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My 20 year old tree is deader than a doornail. Wife is very upset.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:13 AM   #11
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I got a couple of green limbs sprouting from about half way up the tree. It is 8 years old. Thinking about cutting it down to that point.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:23 AM   #12
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My meyer lemon is sprouting just up the soil low on trunk. Wife read that once they do this they will never bare fruit again, so they are out of here! All other citrus show no life. What about our oleanders? No life here, cut them back 2 foot high.
I heard something like that too. Maybe where it was grafted or something? Mine is doing the same thing.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:37 AM   #13
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mine is all brown and the limbs are breaking off if I kick or sit on them. I had an old boy tell me that the core of the tree was alive. Huh? This was after I dug it up and put it in a brush pile for a few weeks. He ended up taking it to his house to plant it but I'm not sure if it is still going or not. He said he had a fertilizer he would put on it but I told him he needs a magic spell.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:38 AM   #14
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I heard something like that too. Maybe where it was grafted or something? Mine is doing the same thing.
if it's below the graft, it's just the rootstock and not going to give you anything.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:41 AM   #15
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I think I lost my meyer tree but two orange trees look like they might make it. Think I’m gonna smoke a brisket with the lemon tree

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Old 04-12-2021, 09:53 AM   #16
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We lost all of our lemons, a lime, and a 15yo satsuma. The orange was double wrapped with frost fabric and sheltered, but no match for a week of that cold.
I don't know how, but wrapping it might have killed it.
I wrapped 4 of my banana trees, and about 5 I didn't wrap.
Wrapped 2 young plums, but didn't wrap the peach trees, or young apricot trees.
Everything I wrapped died...., everything unwrapped lived.
Maybe just a coincidence but it seemed to correlate.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:54 AM   #17
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I'm gonna give mine a few more months. I know the saying is no green under the bark means it's dead but I got a shrub that is brown all the way thru but now has green shoots coming out everywhere

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Old 04-12-2021, 10:04 AM   #18
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My 20 year old tree is deader than a doornail. Wife is very upset.
That sucks. My old house had a one I planted in 2005. I am sure its dead but we sold that place. New neighbors have 2 I estimate to have been in the 20 year plus range. They gone, it is sad.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:25 AM   #19
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Dont have lemons, but had a 10 year old orange tree that was 14' tall and it only has small sprouts coming out at ground level. Looking like Groot starting all over again.

Thinking of just digging it out and planting a new one that is already a couple years into growth.

Of course, lost a bunch of other stuff too.

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Old 04-12-2021, 10:33 AM   #20
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My tree last year...

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Old 04-12-2021, 10:43 AM   #21
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I've got a 3 yo grapefruit that has got shoots about a foot long. My 10 yo Meyer lemon has some shorter shoots on it. All appear to be above the graft. Fingers crossed. The wife planted 2 limequat trees that we covered with sheets and plastic tubs. They look like nothing ever happened to them.
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:27 AM   #22
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top picture is thornless Mexican lime, and bottom is Meyer lemon. I cut a tree tube in half to cover the trunk, and wrapped both of them in a old towel. Thoughts?
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:38 PM   #23
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top picture is thornless Mexican lime, and bottom is Meyer lemon. I cut a tree tube in half to cover the trunk, and wrapped both of them in a old towel. Thoughts?
The thornless Mexican tree is growing from the root stock which is a trifoliate variety. It will not produce lines again.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:23 PM   #24
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Mine is doing great, already fruiting but it's only 3 years old so I was able to move it in the garage and wrap it during the freeze
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:06 PM   #25
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If they die back to the roots be aware that the root stock they were grafted on to may be trifoliata orange and is pretty much useless.

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/MCMS/Rel...-Rootstock.pdf
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:11 PM   #26
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mine is dead as fried chicken
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:04 PM   #27
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If they die back to the roots be aware that the root stock they were grafted on to may be trifoliata orange and is pretty much useless.

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/MCMS/Rel...-Rootstock.pdf
Great information! Thanks

I pulled my old one this morning and replaced it with another.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:03 PM   #28
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My lemon 16y+ dead . Satsuma orange 6y+ a few dead limbs but rest is Leafing out

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Old 04-12-2021, 05:13 PM   #29
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The freeze got my two big fig trees. I thought figs were pretty hardy. Guess not.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:12 PM   #30
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The freeze got my two big fig trees. I thought figs were pretty hardy. Guess not.
I have a fig tree right by my meyer tree and it looks great, Meyer has no signs of life.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:53 PM   #31
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No signs of life on 2 of my 3 20 year old trees. One has some sprouts at the base coming up. Going to look for an arborist to check them out and some other plants before spending money on all new landscape
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:38 PM   #32
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I know a guy who has a huge Myers Lemon tree, it looked very bad, right after the freeze, I noticed it has some new leaves on it, as of a week or two ago.

Those Myers Lemons are great, my wife has been making a lot of lemonade from lemons from that one tree. So last year, I decided to buy a couple of them found out, every place I could find in the country, that sells any type of citrus tress, will not ship to Texas and most of the other far south states. So I looked into growing some from seeds. I read that most likely you would not grow and would not grow as a Myers Lemon tree, since it's a hybrid.

What I read, was to start them from clippings. I bought some rooting powder and tried the methods I found on the internet. The thing they did not talk about on the internet, is which time of the year to try starting the clippings. I tried to start some clippings at the end of this past summer. Some of them were dead, within a couple weeks, a couple made it for a few months before dropping all of their leaves and turning brown.

So I planned on starting some more clippings about now, again with some clippings from that one big tree. But then that tree, looked like it was possibly dead. So I was worried, I would never get a Myers Lemon tree. Then a few weeks ago, we were at Home Depot, and found they had a lot of Myers Lemons. So we bought a couple. One is already blooming. Then last week, I saw that Tom's Myers Lemon tree, had green leaves. So it looks like that tree survived and we got Myers Lemon trees and I did not have to acquire a green thumb and a miracle to get some Myers Lemon trees.

I am still a bit irritated that, you can't get on the internet and order lemons, oranges, limes or any other citrus in Texas, even through Home Depot. It's listed as illegal, but you can go do to Home Depot and buy lemon, orange, and lime trees.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:23 PM   #33
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My 20 year old tree is deader than a doornail. Wife is very upset.
Crap! I had plans man.......I had plans!!! 😩😩

I lost the 2 I planted here last summer as well. Had them both wrapped extensively with bubble wrap, bagged and heavily mulched and they still didnít make it. Iíll be replacing soon with only potted plants and just bring them in during the winter.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:14 PM   #34
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Lost my 2 Meyers, limequat, Republic of Texas orange and both my Arbequina olives. Going with pots and dwarf species from now on.
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:11 PM   #35
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My 20 year old tree is deader than a doornail. Wife is very upset.
I wager $20 you get a root sucker...if in ground.

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Old 04-13-2021, 01:43 AM   #36
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Unfortunately, we will be replacing our lemon, lime, and orange trees. Pretty much sucks.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:22 AM   #37
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Mine are dead . Fixing to pull them up and replant .
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:40 AM   #38
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I wager $20 you get a root sucker...if in ground.
I wouldn't know a root sucker from a leaf blower.
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:01 AM   #39
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Ours are just dead sticks!
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:16 AM   #40
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Any good source on getting citrus trees shipped in Texas?
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:31 AM   #41
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Any good source on getting citrus trees shipped in Texas?
https://brazoscitrus.com/
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Old 04-13-2021, 10:12 AM   #42
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I planted 3 peach trees and two loquat trees last year and they seems to have all made it. The peach trees are actually looking pretty darn good. I almost bought a couple of meyer's last year and now I'm glad I didn't. I'm going to try to located 2 or 3 of them now and get them in the ground along with a few lime trees.
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Old 04-13-2021, 10:12 AM   #43
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I have a Ponderosa Lemon tree and it appears to have survived the week of ice.
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