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planting dwarf citrus trees close to fence

Posted by dagger 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 2, 12 at 14:04

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.

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RE: planting dwarf citrus trees close to fence

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.

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