Includes: ORANGE, MANDARIN, LEMONS, LIMES, GRAPEFRUIT, POMELO, TANGELO, LEMONADE, KUMQUAT, CITRON.
Citrus trees are found in backyards and on farms in every Australian State. Citrus trees are generally easy to grow, and although citrus trees are subject to some diseases, they can be fairly low maintenance in the home garden all over Australia
PLANTING CITRUS TREES
When planting citrus trees or indeed any fruit trees remember that like all trees citrus trees do not like to have soil or mulch piled against the trunk. Mulch or excess soil against the trunk of a tree can cause collar rot, a big problem with citrus.
STAKING CITRUS TREES
It is best to stake the tree when planting, put the stake into the ground before planting the tree, this prevents root damage, another technique is to use two stakes either side of the tree and a flexible tie between the stakes to support the tree.
FEEDING CITRUS TREES
Citrus trees are heavy feeders, well composted manure is excellent, water in well and cover the manure with mulch. Specialist slow release citrus fertilisers are also available.
PRUNING CITRUS TREES
When to prune citrus trees
Citrus trees are generally robust and will support a large about of fruit. They produce best where the plant receives plenty of sun and in general need little pruning for increased fruit production or fruit six.
The best time to prune citrus trees is in spring after the danger of frost is over and before flowering. Heavy pruning will reduce fruiting, so be aware.
Prune to remove
- dead or damaged branches
- branches that cross the structure of the tree
- branches that are touching or close to the ground
- water shoots, sprouts and any suckers below the graft
- or to shape if required
CLIMATE and SOIL REQUIREMENTS and ORIGINS OF LEMONS
Lemons are originated in India and then were imported to the Mediterranean, so lemons are cold sensitive, probably the least tolerant of cold of all citrus. Lemons do not like frosts.
Lemons prefer a well drained soil, clay soils should be worked with organic matter and gypsum. Once established lemons are a reasonably tough plant, occasional deep watering and fertilisation with a citrus fertiliser will help promote growth and fruiting.
‘The Eureka’ lemon is originally from California. ‘Lisbon’, originated in Australia. The Meyer Lemon is from China.
You may also be interested in
- dwarf apple trees
- blood oranges
- meyer lemon trees
- cider apple trees
- crab apple trees
- coddling moth control
- bird nets for fruit trees
- heritage fruit trees
- pear trees
Citrus Trees are available for sale online from the following growers and nurseries
862 Midland Highway Mount Rowan Vic 3352
We offer over 245 varieties of Fuchsia, tubestock, pots, baskets and standards. Mail order specialists. Open 7 days by appointment.
We offer a wide range of quality plants (seedlings to advanced trees) delivered straight to your door. No minimum required and quality assured. We deliver Victoria wide and can plant for you too.
Mail order fruit tree nursery with over 200 temperate climate fruit trees.
Heritage varieties and dwarf fruit trees. Apple Trees, Stone Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Fruit.
473 Miles Platting Rd Rochedale Brisbane 4123
Specializing in fruit trees, including apple trees, citrus, avocado, mango, olive, macadamia, lychee, pawpaw and others. Also herbs and edibles.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.