Growing lemon, lime and orange trees is so rewarding, with fragrant flowers and delicious fruit on an attractive plant which can be grown indoors or out. Read on for all you need to know about choosing the right citrus trees, where to grow them and how to care for them.
Choose your Citrus Trees
We’ve chosen three of the best compact varieties so that anyone can grow fresh citrus fruit. Try Eureka - a self-fertile, heavy cropping lemon tree - or Lime of Tahiti, a seedless variety that produces abundant bright green limes and makes a perfect patio feature. For juicing or homemade marmalade, it has to be Orange Bigaradier, a compact tree which fruits after only 18 months.
Where to grow your Citrus Trees
Grow Citrus trees in a bright and sunny position such as a patio. Because they are not winter-hardy in the UK it is best to grow them in large pots if planting outdoors, then bring them indoors during the colder months. Alternatively, citrus trees will thrive when in a conservatory, greenhouse or in a warm room (but not too warm!) Re-pot them every year in March, or top up with fresh compost.
Citrus tree care tips
All of our Citrus trees are mini stem varieties, making them suitable even for small spaces, and grafted to ensure earlier flower and fruit production. They only need minimal pruning, but will grow better with a high nitrogen citrus feed. For more hints and tips about planting, growing and harvesting Citrus trees, see our Full Care Guide.
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