Ornamental orange trees are orange trees that are grown for ornamental reasons and not their fruit. While they do produce fruit, unlike other ornamental fruit trees, it is usually inedible or only used for certain purposes, like cooking, as it is too bitter to eat raw, according to Global Orange Groves UK. Like other ornamental fruit trees, ornamental orange trees need to be pruned lightly to maintain their appearance, according to the University of Missouri.
Prepare a bucket of 3 parts water and 1 part bleach for cleaning your pruning tools between cuts.
Remove any dead, damaged or diseased branches from the ornamental orange trees. Dip your pruning tools in the bleach and water bucket between each cut of diseased branches as to not spread the disease to the rest of the tree.
Remove any suckers, water sprouts or crossing branches at the base of the branch.
Prune back any over reaching branches to maintain the bushy shape and size of the ornamental orange trees.