lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

LOMPOC, Ca
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


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Answer from NGA
April 1, 2010

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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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