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Sep 25, Pruning for harvesting Leggy shoots at the top will make fruit too hard to harvest, so remove any high branches that will bear fruit that will be difficult to pick. Pruning to prevent disease. Jun 21, Do you have a mature lemon tree that's really slowing down? Might be time for a 'skeleton prune' to coax it back to vigour.
If an old citrus tree has slowed. Sep 16, When Should Lemon Trees Be Pruned in Australia? The right time to prune for most is late spring and early summer. However, there are quite a lot of variables to that rule.
For example: pruning when the branch is flowering or showing fruit is generally best avoided. Although, in a climate that remains steady, the plant could constantly be shrubmulching.bar: Jim Marsden.
Jan 11, When pruning, it’s important to look out for any dead, diseased or damaged branches and then remove them. Stick to between three to four main branches to encourage “good branch architecture” and keep the canopy in a vase shape. This will ensure that the sun and air will reach the centre of the lemon tree, shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Sep 02, As the young tree grows, tip prune young shoots to keep the tree compact. The ideal shape is an upright tapering cone. Maintain this shape by tipping shoots and cutting back over vigorous water shoots in late winter. Early and continuous shaping minimises heavy cutting later shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.