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Young citrus trees growing lower branches with no vertical growth

Elizabeth Baylor
3 months ago

I put in a set of citrus trees (Eureka lemon, Moro blood orange, [random] lime) in my front bed about a year ago. The soil isn't great (lots of clay) but I took out the existing nandina (nightmare) and have been working on establishing edibles and pollinator plants. My citrus are surviving but not thriving. The do have some heathy growth on lower side branches but refuse to grow vertically on the original lead branches. Totally new to this but am wondering if trimming the tops of the vertical branches could prompt some growth. Advice appreciated!

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