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Potted Eureka lemon tree yellowing, sparse leaves, small fruit.

We live in Los Angeles and have a potted Eureka lemon tree. We've had it for about 7 years. The tree is in direct sunlight for the majority of the day.

For the past year our tree has been in pretty bad shape. At first I thought my husband was overwatering it so I told him to cut back on the watering. He now only waters it about once every week and a half, and a bit more in the summer.

As you can see from the picture, despite the sad and sparse state of the leaves, the tree is still flowering and bearing fruit, although the fruit seem to be small. Also, the top branches of the tree are completely bare.

After doing a bit of research, it seems like this problem may be caused by a deficiency or toxicity perhaps? We just use LA tap water out of the hose to water it and use a citrus fertilizer as directed.

Would greatly appreciate it if someone could help in identifying the cause of this problem and telling me what I can do to rectify it. Is there something I can add to the water or soil or maybe I should repot it in new soil? Thanks so much!

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