CITRUS TREES - Knowledgebase Question

WHITTIER, CA
Question by alicemerino
May 25, 2005
CAN YOU PLANT CTRUS TREES IN CONTAINERS, IF SO WHAT KIND OF CONTAINERS ARE BEST.(MEYER LEMON TREE & ORANGE DWARF)


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Answer from NGA
May 25, 2005

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You can plant dwarf citrus trees in containers and keep them indoors or out. In your gardening region you can keep them outdoors all year around. I'd plant them in half-whiskey barrel sized containers, filled with a 50/50 mixture of garden soil and potting soil. All citrus trees performs best with full sun (at least 8 hours per day) with regular applications of water and well dranined soil. They like moist soil but not wet feet. Hardy to 25 degrees farenheit. The Meyer Lemon bears heavily when mature and its crop size increases as the plant matures. It may bear 10 or more lemons even at 3 years of age. Orange trees will have similar bearing ability.

Enjoy your new trees!

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