Meyer Lemon Tree Fertilization


Hi, I live in Toronto, Canada and recently purchased a meyer lemon tree back in late May 2020. The tree is still very young and has a trunk thickness of around 1cm so probably around 1 1/2 feet tall in height. The lemon tree will be indoors and will remain in its pot as the winters get very cold. However, nowadays we keep it outside due to the hot weather. The tree has new growth at the top, although slow. The newer leaves are a lighter green compared to the older ones. Recently I have purchased Jobe’s slow release fertilizer spikes. However, I am unsure on when I should fertilize this tree and have not found any clear answers. As a new lemon tree owner I am very confused and dont want to damage the plant. Any help would be appreciated!


Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.

Your questions is  one we have answered before so I’m attaching a link to a previous question & answer which should give you all the guidance you need, see below:

Meyer lemon tree