Orange trees in container pots - Knowledgebase Question

Tucson, AZ (Zone 8A)
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Question by hartazt
April 18, 2006
Are there certain species of orange trees that grow better in container pots?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2006
Any orange tree can be grown in a pot, but its ultimate size will be constrained by the size of the pot. Dwarf varieties are good choices for containers. They grow about 10-12 feet tall and 9-11 feet wide. They are on Flying Dragon rootstock. They produce about 50 percent less fruit, which is still plenty for the average household.

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