Answer: Citrus trees can be pruned into a pleasing shape without harm; the general rule of thumb is to refrain from removing more than one-third of the live material in any one pruning session. I've seen trees trimmed into roundish shapes with electric hedge trimmers. Since the tree is new, start by shortening any overly long branches so that it has a symmetrical shape. As the tree grows you can continue to shorten the main branches which will force new growth towards the center of the tree. Hope this information helps!
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