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How much can I safely prune off a grapefruit tree?


By Pip_c

Southern Sydney, NSW, Australia Au

What percentage of growth can I prune off the tree without it dying?
(I need answers ASAP, please)

On plant Citrus



All Citrus have the unfortunate in built problem in that they store very little food reserves in their stems and roots so that if you prune them too hard back, they don't have enough energy to re-shoot. My only advice is to either prune out the odd stem or take back shoots no further than where there are still leaves attached to a stem.

20 Jul, 2009


Thanks Fractal, your advice was very helpful

9 Oct, 2009

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