How to Water New Citrus Trees


New citrus trees require exceptional care to thrive. From trunk protection to waterings, establishment can be a time consuming, but very vital process. Once the tree is established watering and care of citrus trees is nearly effortless and the results are well worth the work.

Step 1

Water newly planted trees in the morning everyday for the first 2 weeks.

Step 2

Taper the watering to every other day for the next 2 weeks.

Step 3

Continue tapering the waterings until they are reduced to two times each week.

Step 4

Deep root water the tree whenever the soil dries out to 2 inches below the soil line. Once this occures, fill the tree's well early in the morning and allow the water to completely seep into the soil. Repeat this process once more. Do not water the tree again until the soil has dried out.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not over-water citrus trees or the fruit will be dry. If the trees leaves are turning yellow, then it is being over-watered.


  • Frequently Asked Questions About New Citrus Trees
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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.