Lemon Trees
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Indoor Lemon Tree

Zone 28803 | 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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Downtoearthdigs
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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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/propagating-lemon-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/growing-citrus-trees-indoors.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-pruning.htm

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