What's your question? Ask

Lemon Trees

Q.Lemon Tree Care

Anonymous added on May 13, 2021 | Answered

Hi, I’ve grown my lemon tree from seed and cut it back a couple of times over the past two years however it’s recently had a growth spurt and I’m unsure how to cut it back now so that I don’t harm it. Ideally I’d like to encourage it to grow outwards instead of upwards! I’ve attached photos and any help would be very much appreciated

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 16, 2021

If your tree is spindly and tall, it is reaching for sunlight and probably needs to be moved to a sunnier location. Here's an article with tips on how to prune a lemon tree:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Lemon Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert