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Regular pruning for desert-grown citrus trees should take. place in the spring, between February and April. Citrus-growing areas of the state which are cooler should delay the beginning of pruning until late-February or March.
Most pruning that requires tools should occur at this time. Pruning may be done prior to bloom, and it is important toFile Size: 1MB. This publication provides Arizona gardeners and homeowners with practical instruction on how much commercial fertilizer to apply to their citrus tree, and when to make those applications. Adapted from and replaces: Chott, G., Chard, C., Bradley, L., Fetilizing Citrus Chart. University of Arizona Bulletin MC Tucson, AZ.
Sep 21, Fertilize citrus trees in Arizona three times a year with the same amount of fertilizer each time, in February, May and August. Do not over-fertilize, as this can make fruit less juicy, with thicker peels. If a citrus tree is growing very rapidly with dark green showing, reduce the amount of fertilizer from three to two times a year.
Apr 24, As a general rule, you should water your citrus trees every week or every two weeks during the summer; during the winter, you can water every three to four weeks, though you should be watching your trees more closely when temperatures drop.
Fertilize Properly: Homeowners in Phoenix should typically fertilize their citrus trees a few times a year. Be sure to pay extra attention to this Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Pruning citrus is completely unnecessary. The trees will grow best if they aren't what makes leaves fall off tree in the summertime and are allowed to grow as big bushes with branches almost to the ground.
If you want to trim the trees for appearance then make sure your pruning doesn't leave the trunk or major branches exposed to direct sunlight. Citrus tree trunks will sunburn. That's why you see the trunks of citrus trees painted white. Remove damaged or dead branches using a pair of pruning shears or a pruning saw.
Remove branches that grow inward, in order to give the citrus tree a groomed appearance. Apply a whitewash to the cut areas of the citrus trees using a paintbrush. Covering the cuts will help protect the citrus trees from the strong Arizona sunshine. Apr 10, Citrus Tree Pruning Tips. Typically in the Phoenix Valley the best time to prune citrus trees is from about mid February until March.
You just want to wait until there is zero chance that there will be a freeze. It is best to get this done before it is warm and your tree starts to have new growth. Provide Some Shade.