Growing citrus in the UK9 foot high mandarin tree in the UK


The tree above is a 9 foot high mandarin tree (citrus reticulata), it is covered with mandarins most about 2 inch diam, but some up to 3 inch, they are green at the minute but orange in the center, they will not ripen till the temperature drops, it is the drop in temperature in the autumn/winter that causes the colour change and final taste changes, not the heat of the sun as with many other fruits


mandarins on tree in the UK



Citrus4You.euSome more of my citrus trees
I grow a wide range of citrus (and other) plants in the UK , i currently have calamondin trees of various sizes (around 10) , small lemon trees (5) and the one in the photos, washington navel orange tree ,a few lime trees (4), kumquat half standard trees (3),large mandarin tree (in photo above), grapefruit trees (3), poncirius trifoliata (3), plus 100+ seedlings!

Growing citrus trees in the UK is not as difficult as it sounds, many think it can not be done....



I will be placing information on growing citrus trees here , things i have learned about growing them, things that can go wrong and how to fix the problems, how to prevent problems, links to suppliers and other internet resources



Home citrus growing12 foot high lemon tree in the UK


The tree above is a 12+ foot high lemon tree, the trunk is 24 inch circumfrance its quite heavy and soon will need to be moved in for the winter as the UK is too cold in the autumn and winter, the tree has an estimated 100+ fruits (counted to 80 and there were far more, including ones under 1 inch there would be more than 150+), the tree has grown about 3+ foot height between the middle of june and the middle of august!


Lemons

Bonsai grapefruit citrus paradisi, bought from ebay! Citrus paradisi , a bonsai grapefruit tree bought from ebay a short time ago, has never flowered and probably never will

Small calamondin Calamondin , with fruit

hardy bitter orange Hardy bitter orange, poncirius trifoliata tree

Navel orange Citrus sinensis , navel orange tree

Calamondin tree Calamondin

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