Citrus Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Sarasota, Fl
Question by glassgirls19
April 12, 2010
How far apart should citrus trees be planted? I have a grapefruit, lemon and orange tree.

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2010


As a rule of thumb, standards grow 18 to 20 feet tall and wide when they are planted in the ground where their roots are unrestricted. Mature size is typically achieved in 10 to 15 years. Standard trees should be planted about 20' apart. Customarily, semi-dwarf trees grow about two thirds the size of standard trees, or in the 10 to 15 foot tall range. Space these about 15' apart. Dwarf trees reach a mature height and width of 4 to 6 feet and can be planted about 6' from one another.

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