How long does it take lemon and mandarin trees to establish

They are right next to a lime tree which has exploded. We give them all the same water and food.


07 October 2011 01:05 AM

Hi Kelvin,

If these two trees are growing within close proximity to the lime tree, the lime trees root system may be competing with these other two citrus trees for space, water and nutrients. If this is the case, you may have to transplant both trees to another area in late winter. Prepare the site in advance and dig in plenty of organic matter and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Fertiliser. To establish a good framework, it is best the trees do not produce fruit for a least 3 years. Apply some Dynamic Lifter for Fruit and Citrus if you have not applied fertiliser recently. Sometime curl grubs can damage the roots and slow down the growth of the trees. Whenever you weed around the trees check the soil and remove the grubs.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Plants