lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Question by ducklos1
April 1, 2010
I have a lemon tree but it is not a dwarf tree. what is the difference between the two size wise? can i keep my tree small? Thank you

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2010


The true lemon tree reaches about 20 ft at maturity and can be pruned to keep it at about 10' - 15'. Dwarf citrus trees are grafts of a normal fruit-bearing branch onto dwarf rootstock, which keeps the plant at a manageable size - usually 7-8 feet - without annual pruning. You can prune your standard size tree but you'll have a smaller harvest than if you let it grow to its full potential. Hope this answers your question.

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