planting dwarf citrus trees close to fence

daggerOctober 2, 2012

I didn't know that there's a citrus forum and posted this to fruit and orchards forum, but I'll re-post here as well.

I have a narrow strip yard (about 1.5 ft wide) next to 8-foot fence. And I am wondering if I can plant some dwarf citrus trees like dwarf oranges and kumquats. The fence is south-east facing and will get full sun.

Will it be okay to plant them there if I maintain the trees to smaller sizes by trimming? I've seen some citrus trees that were planted right next to fences and they seem growing fine. And dwarf citrus trees I checked will grow to 6-8 feet high, so they seem manageable.

Thanks in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

I don't see why not, dagger. I would definitely select true dwarfing rootstocks (like Flying Dragon or the Shaddock rootstocks used by Four Winds) to make sure they do stay small. Most of what you find at your local nurseries are not on full dwarfing rootstocks, but on semi-dwarfing rootstocks. So, ordering from Four Winds would assure you of getting trees on something truly dwarfing.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 3:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Meyer Lemon tree question
I have a 3-4yr old meyer lemon tree i've kept in a...
Broken Satsuma and Kumquat trees
Hello all. Last May, I planted satsuma and kumquat...
Growth flushes and blooming going on right now
'Lane Late' is leading the pack:
Omari satsuma in the desert
I'm debating on getting an Owari Satsuma (OS) but live...
Branch Broke. Lemon ID and other Questions
This tree was found growing on our property when we...
Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™