Lemon Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Ockland, CA
Question by Colerainbow
March 21, 2000
What kind of soil do you need to plant a lemon tree?





Image
Answer from NGA
March 21, 2000

0

Citrus trees of all kinds grow best in average to rich garden soil that drains quickly. If you have soil that drains slowly, consider planting in raised beds. If you have very light soil, you can improve water retention by digging in a 4"-6" layer of peat moss, sawdust, or ground bark to a depth of 1'.

Citrus roots grow near the surface as well as deeper, so a 2"-3" layer of mulch over the soil will be beneficial, helping retain moisture and suppress weeds.

'Lisbon', 'Eureka' and 'Improved Meyer' are all good varieties for your growing region.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by joannakat and is called "Two poppies (Icelandic and California)"