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best time to transplant lemon tree to the ground, I live in the central tablelands & get frosts

I have a fairly new 1year old lemon tree that is in a pot and would like to transplant it to the ground at the moment it is flowering, but would like to know when I can transplant it. Please

Submitted: 07:49AM, 19 Mar 2016
Answer: Hi Carol,

Thank you for contacting us regarding your lemon tree. Autumn is the best time to transplant trees, as the temperature has cooled down while soil is still warm, this would help new roots to grow and you plant would quickly establish in the new site. As for frost tolerant, each varieties can be different, I would say Mayer is the most tolerant one followed by Lisbon. Eureka is more suitable for warmer climate.

Citrus are hungry tree for foot and water, particularly during flower and fruit season. I suggest you feed it Dynamic Lifter three times a year, in spring summer and autumn. Supplement this during the growing season with some Thrive Flower and Fruit every fortnight.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturalist

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Answered: 01:29PM, 19 Mar 2016


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