Transplanting a lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Torrance, Ca
Question by mcgitomer
May 4, 2009
I have a lemon tree about 6 feet tall I want to transplant to another part of my garden. The tree is currently full of lemons.Will it survive? If son, what's the best way to do this?


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Answer from NGA
May 4, 2009

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It would be best for your lemon tree to wait until after you harvest the lemons and then prune the tree back and move it by digging a trench around the soil beneath the canopy of the tree and digging down towards the center under the rootmass. Try to take as much of the root mass as possible. The more roots you damage, the more stress your tree will go through. Water it deeply once or twice a week after the move and it should recover within 3-4 weeks.

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