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Q.When To Transplant Lemon Trees In A Container?

Zone Meriden CT 06450 | Robertraguckasjr added on May 24, 2020 | Answered

I have a pink lemon tree and a lime tree. I want to move them into bigger pots. The pink lemon tree has some fruit on it, not sure if I should wait. I have pictures I can send to show the size of them currently. Any help would greatly be appreciated!

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Answered on May 26, 2020

That container is quite large for the trees, already! They will stay in that container for anywhere from 2 to 4 years. Keep in mind that sizing up a container too fast will make them grow taller to the point that they are no longer suitable for indoors, should you need to bring them in.

Citrus need to be rootbound and well established in container before they will produce fruit, successfully. If they are not well established, the fruits will usually drop, prematurely.

I would leave them until it is necessary to move them up. When doing so, try not to disturb the roots enough to break them. Just to loosen the soil. You will know when it is time when the roots start coming out of the drain holes, or you see them above the soil level.

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Answered on June 1, 2020

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