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Old 09-11-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Hello! In my imagination I'd like to have an orange tree and a lemon tree in our yard, but I know absolutely nothing about buying or growing citrus trees. Do you have a citrus tree or nursery that you would recommend? Thank you so much!
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Hello! In my imagination I'd like to have an orange tree and a lemon tree in our yard, but I know absolutely nothing about buying or growing citrus trees. Do you have a citrus tree or nursery that you would recommend? Thank you so much!
They're actually pretty easy...just go find your nearest place that sells them. Even Home Depot trees are ok. Then find a sunny place in your yard to plant them.

My only maybe unique advice would be....don't plant them near your house. Eventually they'll get big. If you plant near your house, the branches and all of that will be near your roof. Fruit trees are famous for drawing rats, so proximity to your roof allows the rats access to that, which gives them another way in to your house.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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You may also want to post this in the garden forum. They will help advise you on the care. The extension office has a ton of information that you will find helpful in growing citrus trees.

I agree with Kevin from Tampa. Lowes is a decent place to buy citrus trees. I bought my Hamlin orange tree from a garden center in Land O Lakes Welcome to Duncheon's Nursery & Landscaping, LLC. It has done really well. It is probably too far for you to travel and you would probably do just as well with a garden center closer to you.

I have feed my orange tree every 3 months with a citrus fertilizer. I hear many people don't do a thing to theirs and get nice oranges anyway.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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I had a Myers lemon tree and it had a ton of lemons on it will very little care from me. They are really big lemons and not as acidic as small lemons.

I don't know how Home Depot or Lowe's trees are but you at least get a guarantee if you kill it. Not that you are like me but it does happen..
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Thank you so much for your replies. We bought a navel orange tree and a Meyers lemon tree, which looks more like a bush, and planted them last night. I'm hoping in three years we'll have homegrown citrus. I just love Florida!
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