Oct 14, Pruning young citrus trees is best done in the late winter just prior to the new spring growth.
Citrus trees, such as oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes are commonly found in warm-weather home landscapes as well as in commercial citrus orchards.
Cut off any small shoots on the trunk of the young citrus tree -- from the lowest true branch to the ground -- as close to the trunk as possible using hand pruners. Dec 05, Gardeners often assume that pruning citrus trees is much the same as pruning regular fruit trees, but citrus tree pruning is actually very different for a variety of reasons.
For starters, citrus wood is tough, so it can withstand heavier loads of fruit. Additionally, pruning the center of the tree isn’t as critical because citrus trees are capable of producing fruit in less than optimum treenotch.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Feb 05, Unlike deciduous fruit trees, pruning for citrus should be minimized or avoided during winter because energy and nutrients for fruiting are stored over winter in the leaves, twigs, and branches of citrus trees.
This hedge sports a variety of citrus trees. Avoid removing more than 15% of leaf surface at one time from mature citrus treenotch.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Nov 23, There are three methods to manually prune young citrus trees: freestyle, dichotomic and traditional. While all methods are adequate, Alferez says the freestyle method is the least challenging and reportedly used more for varieties such as treenotch.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.