When should I prune my citrus trees?

Pruning citrus trees has always been a contested requirement, many argue that it is never needed and indeed if you never prune you citrus tree you will still receive plenty of fruit annually, however you may find your tree is too big to reach the best looking fruits. So the best time to prune a citrus tree is during late winter and into early spring, immediately after harvest and before new flowering and fruiting begins. Doing any pruning at this time is best because during late spring your citrus tree will be flowering and producing next season’s crop. Always be sure to take no more off that is needed, pruning a citrus tree back hard is not good for growth or fruit and in some rare cases can actually lead to the death of the tree. A light prune every spring is recommend until you get to the desired shape and form you want your tree to be.
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