Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Unbalanced Growth  (Read 239 times)

cowhow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • N.Texas
    • View Profile
Unbalanced Growth
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:40:32 AM »
I have two lemon trees, an Improved Meyer and a Lisbon.  The Lisbon is about 7' tall with a canopy of about 6'.  The Meyer is smaller and much younger, only being about 4' tall.  Both are healthy with regular blooms and fruit.  But, I need some advice about lopsided growth.  Both trees are growing primarily in one direction to the point they are lopsided and leaning.  The Meyer has just recently started two new sprouts growing opposite to old growth.

My question is how do I encourage more balanced growth?  The Lisbon gets trimmed regularly as it must live in a greenhouse.

 

Millet

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2282
    • Colorado
    • View Profile
Re: Unbalanced Growth
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 08:51:41 PM »
Are  these tree growing in the ground or are they container trees?

cowhow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • N.Texas
    • View Profile
Re: Unbalanced Growth
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 09:08:25 PM »
They are container trees. 

Millet

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2282
    • Colorado
    • View Profile
Re: Unbalanced Growth
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 09:11:49 PM »
Do you rotate the containers so that both side of the tree get some direct sun?

cowhow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • N.Texas
    • View Profile
Re: Unbalanced Growth
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 04:21:30 PM »
Actually, they receive about the same amount of sun on all sides now as they are more or less centered in the greenhouse.  Both trees came to me in this condition and have not improved over time.  The smaller Meyer has just now begun to have growth toward the unbalanced side.  The larger Lisbon I have had staked (tied) to its pot ever since I brought the tree home, which may have only made the situation worse.

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers