Do I trim bottom growth on lemon tree?


Joined
May 15, 2016
Messages
799
Reaction score
346
Location
Miami, FL
Hardiness Zone
10b
Country
United States
Here is the tree before I trimmed it.

6DF36F5E-CB16-4961-8083-A91BAA86955F.jpeg


Here is it after.

6AE99A21-23D8-4CC7-9D98-9E7F97390414.jpeg


3 weeks later, it’s shooting new growth everywhere, including the bottom. I wanted to shape it like a tree, not a bush. Do I keep the new growth trimmed?

C2B251FB-2C55-475A-8DF5-E79DAAC9C60A.jpeg
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
6,899
Reaction score
3,414
Location
Tarpley Tx
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
Here is the tree before I trimmed it.

View attachment 41983

Here is it after.

View attachment 41984

3 weeks later, it’s shooting new growth everywhere, including the bottom. I wanted to shape it like a tree, not a bush. Do I keep the new growth trimmed?

View attachment 41985
Lemons/limes are naturally big bushes. You can keep trimming and make it into a tree eventually, but if you don't put it into the ground what is the point? It will get so tall you can't move it plus it will, in time, the roots will outgrow the largest container. And look at all of the lemons you will not get because of all the trimming.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top