The Q&A Archives: Citrus in Containers

Question: I'm interested in planting a varity of dwarf citrus in containers. What would be the minimum size required for a container?

Answer: Dwarf citrus adapts well to containers, providing you supply plenty of water during the growing season. The minimum diameter of a container should be 1 1/2 feet, with an equal depth. You can go smaller if you keep the branches pruned, but you'll get fewer fruit, so it's a trade-off. Most garden centers and nurseries have 10-gallon planting pots at reasonable prices.

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