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jacobbryant1983jacobbryant1983 Santa ClaraPosts: 1
I just inherited a "Baby" orange tree and a lemon tree. They are about 3-4 feet high... Someone mentioned that I could use large wine buckets, will they still grow fruit if I do?
I need a lot of info on how to take care of them... I am sure it is covered somewhere on here, but I just seem to be overlooking it. Thank you so much!

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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,940
    edited 3 September
    Hi there and welcome, not sure how much help I can be as I made a crazy covid purchase of citrus trees myself without any idea what I was doing!
    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1044558/citrus-growers-i-need-some-help#latest

    You will not have the same problems as I see you are in California so winter frosts may not be a problem.  This is a UK site so the majority of forum members garden in the UK but this site has some info
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-maintenance-orange-tree-60067.html

    Try googling "citrus tree care california"  there is a wealth of help, good luck  :)
    Haven't been anywhere for over five months but I'm here and I'm mostly happy
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,852
    I have mine in pots and grow them on a sunny, south facing front step until the nights start to get cool and then I move them to our polytunnel for the winter to escape the frosts.    How you grow yours will depend very much on your local climate.

    Have a read of the link below which will help with selecting the correct compost and feeding etc but bear in mind this is a UK based forum and the RHS is a UK gardening charity and fount of much knowledge for gardening in the UK weather system.   

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/citrus  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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