What tips do you have to transplant my citrus tree?

As a new volunteer in a garden of a house for the disabled, I notice 2 small (not much more growth than when bought 2 yrs ago), close to established trees and with very little sun -if any. I think they should be transplanted to a more open position.


29 January 2019 01:54 AM

Dear Tom

You are correct in thinking that the citrus will do better if planted in a more sunny spot. Unfortunately now is not the time to move the trees. If you could wait until Autumn this would be a more suitable time to transplant the trees. Before transplanting, you could purchase a product called Yates Waterwise DroughtShield. This product can be sprayed onto the foliage the day before you are going to transplant the trees. This product will reduce wilting and transplant shock by forming a protective thin polymer film on the leaf reducing transpiration for 60 - 90 days. Have the area well prepared before you move the citrus trees. Take as large a root ball as possible and gently transplant into the new area in the garden. Water in well with a seaweed solution and continue to apply the solution every 2 - 4 weeks. Place a mulch around the root zone and water regularly to keep in the moisture.
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