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forumfool

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"Pug" my lemon tree?
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:05:52 AM »
I'd like to cut this lemon back to no vegetation. I want to keep it low because it can block light from my vegetable garden.

Do you think this is a good idea? I figure it will sprout like crazy but I don't really know. Seeing if anyone has tried this with citrus. Tree is decent age and trunk caliper.




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Re: "Pug" my lemon tree?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 11:53:02 AM »
Last October I cut back an 8-foot tall Marisol Clementine to bare branches, leaving not one single leaf.  After a week or so it begin regrowing new foliage,   Today. eight months later, the new growth is about 30 inches in length.  However, bear cutting a citrus tree uses up a lot of the tree's carbon, so I would not do it very often. - Millet

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Re: "Pug" my lemon tree?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 07:35:17 PM »
Well, I cut it all back and whitewashed the trunks. I left it a little higher than I wanted because there was some growth from the previous pruning.

Will update in a few months in case it helps anyone else decide to do it (or not!)


 

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