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How Fast Should Citrus Trees Grow?


    • The type of citrus tree you grow, as well as its growth habit and environment, can determine how long it takes to reach maturity. Dwarf and semi-dwarf trees usually grow quicker and mature faster than the standard varieties. Inadequate watering, as well as nutritional deficiencies may slow down the growth of your citrus tree.


    • The average time most types of citrus trees require before they begin producing blossoms and fruit ranges between six and eight years. Some miniature varieties may begin producing small fruits as early as three or four years after grafting the rootstock.


    • Some citrus trees may continue bearing large amounts of fruit for about 15 years. As the trees age, the amount of blossoms and fruit gradually diminishes. Although the fruit production may decline, standard-size citrus trees can live up to 50 years, while smaller varieties may last only 20 to 30 years.

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