The Q&A Archives: what possible citrus tree do I have??

Question: Hi,

I am in northern calif and notice a citrus tree in my yard but it has spikes on the branches. Do you know what are the possible types of trees that it might be?? the only info I have is that it is a citrus tree


Answer: All citrus trees have spikes or thorns on their branches. Some of the newer hybrids have smaller thorns but older varieties can have longer spikes on their branches. These typically are not as noticable on older growth and are more prominent on new growth. I can't identify your tree based on the fact that it has spikes or thorns. I'm afraid you will just have to wait and see what kind of fruit it develops. Sorry!

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