Satsuma Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Charles, LA
Question by Alicat5036
January 16, 2000
When is the best time to fertilize and prune a newly planted Satsuma tree?


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Answer from NGA
January 16, 2000

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The best time to prune a satsuma is in late winter (early to mid February), prior to the onset of new spring growth. Wait to fertilize a new tree until it has had a couple of months to begin growth and then only fertilize lightly, or with a slow release product. Mature trees can be fertilized with a cup of turf fertilizer per inch of trunk diameter in mid February and once every six weeks for three more applications (late March, mid May, and late June).

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