Yellow Leaves on Lime Tree

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Yellow Leaves on Lime Tree

Why is my lime tree growing leaves that are mottled with yellow?

The yellowing of leaves is quite a common problem at this time of the year and affects many plants.

Yellowing is an indication of a nutrient deficiency, mainly nitrogen. As plants develop over the growing season the available nitrogen in the soil (or supplied through fertilisers) is used up. By the end of the growing season, around April/early May, plants have often exhausted their supply of nitrogen and leaves eventually turn a pale-yellow colour. 

Unfortunately, the problem cannot be rectified until spring. This is when a plants uptake of nutrients restarts as soil and atmospheric temperatures begin to rise.  

To avoid this problem, in future, continue applying Daltons Garden Time Fruit & Citrus Fertiliser to your lime tree throughout March and April.

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