Can I plant a lime tree in the same place my lemon tree was planted?

Q.

Hi, I have just pulled out my lemon tree. I have purchased a lime tree in a pot and it is big enough to plant in the backyard now. Are there any issues with trying to establish my lime tree in exactly the same place as where my lemon tree once was? Thanks in advance :)

Robert Gibson

A.

Hi Robert

You can do this, as long as the reason for the lemon tree being removed wasn’t because it was diseased. If it was diseased these diseases can linger in the soil and infect your new tree. Dig out a hole twice the diameter of the root ball and fill with fresh potting mix or garden soil. Tui Citrus & Fruit Mix is ideal for planting new citrus trees. It is a peat, bark and pumice based mix with all of the nutrients citrus trees require for good growth. If planting a lime tree make sure it is in the warmest sunniest position in the garden as they need heat to initiate flowering.

Thanks, Tui Team. 

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