Tino looks at pruning citrus trees – how often and when.
In winter, Tino will trim off low growth from around the trunk of the tree – thin suckers and wispy stems. – to create a good airflow.
In summer he prunes out the centre of the tree and prunes to shape.
Six months ago he took out the tops of the main branches of a citrus in the patch and the regrowth is now thick and healthy.
Now it’s autumn he will thin that back to keep a good airflow. He removes a lot of the whippy new growth and leaves the thicker bits and branches that provide the best shape.
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