Citrus

KyongSeptember 22, 2011

I am in the final stage of designing my back yard and I desparately want a orange tree BUT I am very limited in space since I alread have a persimmoon, lemoon tree, pomigranite, tangerine.

How much space do I need for and orange tree and can an orange tree used as a shade tree?

Kyong

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houstontexas123(z9a)

a regular orange tree can be around 12-15' tall and almost as wide.

you can look for dwarf varieties, keep them around 8' tall 6' wide.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 2:19AM
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silica

www.fourwindsgrowers.com/ sell true dwarf citrus trees in just about every variety. They product excellent trees.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 2:19PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Yes:

Four Winds has only been awesome in customer service and in product!

Mike

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 9:42AM
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theoriginaldawgone

Four winds is out of control expensive , especially on there shipping. Cannot say anything about the quality of their trees-- every thing I have heard has been good though. Us working class folks cant afford them.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 10:44AM
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melikeeatplants

Kyong don't know where you are but 4 Winds is sold locally all over California. No shipping costs and CA does not tax plants sold as edibles. Citrus are evergreen and could give you shade.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 5:21PM
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johnmerr(11)

Note of interest for Meyer lemon fans; it was Four Winds, together with the University of California that created the Improved Meyer Lemon; and for that alone I am a big fan. Four Winds trees are a little pricey; but the quality is excellent. My philosophy of trees is that planting a tree is a lifetime commitment; and you should always start with the best quality tree. If you start with a poor quality tree, it is kinda like buttoning your shirt; i.e., if you get the first button wrong, it doesn't matter how careful you are after that.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 2:43PM
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