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Dec 05, Let’s explore the basics of citrus tree pruning. How and When to Prune Citrus Trees. Major citrus tree pruning, which controls the size of the tree, should be done after risk of freeze has passed, but well in advance of summer heat. Otherwise, uncontrolled growth results in a tree that is less vigorous and uses water less efficiently. You may need to prune the center of the tree if it is Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Jul 24, How to Prune Citrus Trees? Use pruners that are sterile and sharp. Aim to prune no more than % of the foliage.
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Cut long branches protruding out of the foliage mass. Remove low-lying branches from the canopy. Prune of any dead wood and swollen stems or inverse taper. Remove any branches pointing in towards the trunk.
Target branches that block your walking path around the tree.
Tips for Pruning Citrus Trees. Jun 28, Prune to keep a citrus tree small Once a year, I prune our wild linden tree by simply cutting off any branch larger than I would like, or by giving the pruning shears to Cass.
I give him a haircut because I want him to be smaller than the size of my three-year-old son. It produces more limes than we are used to, despite its small size. Jun 21, Do you have a mature lemon tree that's really slowing down?
Might be time for a 'skeleton prune' to coax it back to vigour. If an old citrus tree has slowed. Occasional pruning to shape leggy branches or to give a citrus tree the desired shape can be done any time of the year except winter. Pinch back tips of new growth to help round out citrus trees. Cut back erratic new growth or trunk suckers not wanted above the graft union.
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