Fruit tree spacing - Knowledgebase Question

Chandler, Ar
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Question by buntyahamed
April 30, 2010
1) I am planting fruit trees along a wall. How far from the wall should the trees be planted 2) how far apart should the trees be spaced 3) Should like-trees (example 3 different types of tangerines) be planted together or separated out. Or should a nectarine and a peach be next to each other. Thank you!

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010
You can plant all your citrus together and all both your peach and nectarine together. They will all be fine. The spacing depends upon whether you have standard trees, semi-dwarf trees or dwarf trees. Standard tangerine trees will grow 15 feet tall and wide so should be planted 15 feet away from each other and from the wall. Semi-dwarf trees will reach 8 feet tall and wide; dwarf trees will reach 4-5 feet tall and wide. The goal is to give every tree room to grow without encroaching on the other or on the wall. The plant tags should give you the mature size of your trees and you can space them accordingly. Best wishes with your new orchard!

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