Dwarf orange trees grow from 3 to 15 feet high. The best way to grow dwarf orange trees is in containers. The young trees produce fruit faster, and they are easy to prune and harvest. Start with containers that are 6 inches wider than the ones the plants came in.
Dwarf orange trees need well-drained sandy soil. They need full sunlight but can do well in partial shade, if necessary.
Container-grown dwarf orange trees should be repotted every two years. Move the trees indoors when the weather turns cold, and keep them away from drafts.
Dwarf orange trees should only be watered when the surface of the soil is dry. They should be fertilized every four to six weeks during the growing season.
Pruning off dead branches, twigs and limbs helps the trees produce new growth and stay healthy. Prune as soon as you notice dead or diseased growth, which takes nutrients away from healthy parts, making them weaker and prone to infections.
Dwarf orange trees can be attacked by citrus red mites, Texas citrus mites, scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies and citrus blackflies. Diseases include greasy spot, dieback, stem-end rot, canker and blight.
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