From Lemon Trees to Orange Trees and Limes, we have a wide variety of fresh picks you'll love for home-growing. And the best part is that our Citrus Trees can grow indoors or out, all without effort. Plus, we've planted, grown and shipped our Citrus Trees with care, so you get healthy roots and a head start on growth.
What are Citrus Trees?
Oranges, Lemons, Limes and beyond: Citrus Trees feature tart-sweet fruit and often have tropical origins. But despite their native warm-weather environments, our Citrus Trees can grow just about anywhere.
How to Grow Citrus Trees
Though specific planting directions depend on the variety you choose, all Citrus Trees must be grown in the proper growing zones (or indoors). The most important factors for your Citrus Trees are sunlight and watering needs. Most Citrus Trees prefer well-drained soil and full sun, or 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, but specific instructions will depend on the variety you choose.
From there, planting your Citrus Trees is simple. Find an area with well-drained soil or select a container large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball, place your tree and backfill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle your tree’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
When to Plant Citrus Trees
Generally, you should plant your Citrus Fruit Trees in early spring. However, you can plant in pots to stay on the porch or move indoors nearly any time of year.
How to Pollinate Citrus Trees
Many of our Citrus Trees are self-fertile, but you’ll almost always have bigger harvests by planting more than one tree nearby. And for those that need a cross-pollinator, we’ve recommended the best pollination partners on each specific product's page.
Here’s how pollination works: Bees help spread the pollen of one tree from bloom to bloom, helping fruit emerge, or bees carry the pollen from one tree to another tree, ensuring both varieties fruit.
With indoor trees, hand pollination is necessary. However, the process is easy: Simply transfer pollen from one bloom to the next on your tree by using a clean, dry paintbrush and swirling pollen on each bloom’s center until the process is complete.
When to Prune Citrus Trees
Wait until the dormant fall and winter seasons to prune your Citrus Trees. At this point, you can remove diseased, dead or broken branches, suckers, and any competing branches. Always ensure you’re making your cuts with a clean, sterilized pair of shears.
As far as harvesting goes, different Citrus Tree varieties will ripen in different seasons: Some as early as the first year in the summer, and some after a few years and as late as the fall season. Either way, you'll have fruit faster with Citrus Trees delivered to your door!