How to Care for Citrus Trees

by Fern on March 15, 2011

in Fruits & Vegetables

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Here are some tips (especially geared towards gardeners in warmer climates) for caring for citrus trees in early spring. Read the whole post over on the Fiskars website

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Kara March 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Thanks for the tips! I’ve been wanting to grow limes and lemons for awhile and this is the encouragement I needed!


Fern March 17, 2011 at 11:42 am

Glad it was helpful to you Kara! Let me know how your lemon and lime tree do!


sonja byrd September 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

I want to know when I should prune my lemon and orange trees.


Fern September 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Sonja–Citrus should only be pruned if/when it needs shaping for aesthetic reasons or to keep the size manageable. There is no need to prune to improve fruit production like with other fruit trees. That being said, you should prune it after you’ve harvested most of the fruit, which depends on the specific variety of tree you have. This can be tricky in mild climates because some citrus trees will produce fruit several times a year and will almost always have fruit on the tree.

Melanie October 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’ve been longing for a citrus tree to grow indoors in a pot. Sigh, sometimes I wish I lived in a warmer climate.


theo October 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

My Citrus trees always have brown leaves


Darlene July 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I found holes in my satsumas and lemons. What can it be? What should I do?


tyler September 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

my Lemon tree has lost all its leaves. Can someone help me determine what has happened, i have been looking on the web all day


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