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Apr 17, When is the best time to prune?
Hi Greg, my mom has a Meyer lemon tree that she started from a seed 10yrs ago.
Whenever you have pruners in hand is a fine time to prune citrus, with a couple of exceptions. One, if there is immature fruit on the tree, you might want to wait until after stumpclear.bars: Dec 05, How and When to Prune Citrus Trees Major citrus tree pruning, which controls the size of the tree, should be done after risk of freeze has passed, but well in advance of summer heat.
Otherwise, uncontrolled growth results in a tree that is less vigorous and uses water less stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Feb 05, Prune young trees for structure and form over the first 1 to 2 years after planting. Avoid removing more than 25% of a young tree’s leaf surface at a given time, and allow 2 to 4 months for recovery after aggressive stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.