Lemon Trees

Indoor Lemon Tree

erinseverything added on May 1, 2016 | Answered

My lemon tree that I started from seed is looking a little tall and spindly. Can I cut the top to achieve a more compact looking tree, or will pruning the new growth hurt the tree?

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Answered on May 2, 2016

Yes, you can prune the top stem.
You want to prune so you have many short branches, instead of a few long ones.
Use clean tools to cut the stems. Prune the stems making a cut about 1/4" above a branch union.


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