How to Make Your Citrus Tree Blossom


Many homeowners enjoy the blossoms of their citrus trees, regardless if the trees are old enough to bear fruit. The fragrance, beauty and fruit of citrus trees all come from the blossoms. The key to making your citrus trees blossom is to keep them healthy.

Step 1

Dig up citrus trees that are within 6 feet of other trees for proper growth. Transplant the trees to a larger area.

Step 2

Water your citrus trees generously year-round. Many gardeners don't water regularly during the colder months.

Step 3

Examine the citrus tree for fungus and insect pests. Treat with fungicide or pesticide according to the directions on the package.

Step 4

Test the pH of the soil at least once a year and add the necessary amendments. Citrus trees generally grow best in soil with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0. Add compost or sulfur to lower the pH; add lime to raise it.

Step 5

Cover fruit trees in cold weather to protect their limbs from frost damage. Apply a 3- to 6-inch layer of bark mulch around the base of the trees to hold in moisture and protect the root systems.

Step 6

Trim off dead or diseased limbs with sharp pruning shears.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid applying phosphorus fertilizer on citrus trees; it will decrease bloom and fruit production.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening gloves
  • Pruning shears
  • Bark mulch
  • Fertilizer
  • Shovel


  • Home Fruit Production
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About this Author

Daniel Smith graduated from technical school in 1993 and has been writing since 2005. His has written numerous articles for the instructional website called eHow in areas including gardening, home improvement, celebrating special events and health-related topics.