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Posted by Kyong none (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 22, 11 at 17:38

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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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.


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


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Yes:

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

Mike


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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.


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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.


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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.


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