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Cara cara navel orange tree questions

9 years ago

I purchased a 1-year old cara cara navel earlier this year. I was a bit disappointed when I looked at it more closely after I got it home, that it was pruned around the top to make it look nice. Is that common? I thought pruning a citrus was considered a no-no.

Anyway, it has yet to grow anything from near the top, but has put out some new branches lower down. It isn't very large yet and the branches grow far out until they bend over, almost touching the ground at times.

Is this normal? Should I tie these new branches up at better angles until they harden?

I keep waiting for it to grow out of the top and grow taller, but so far it hasn't in the 6 months I've had it.

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