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Are Citrus Trees Evergreen?

Most trees fall into one of two categories: deciduous and evergreen. The word deciduous means “to fall off,” so the trees whose leaves turn pretty colors and fall off each autumn to grow again the following spring are deciduous trees. The leaves on evergreen trees, however, always stay green and never fall off (unless there’s a problem,… Read more »

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Beware: How to Protect Your Tree from Wildlife

Did someone send you a citrus tree for Christmas, or did you find an orange tree online you’re thinking of buying? If so, lucky you! Citrus trees are wonderful additions to your garden: they look pretty, smell great, and – of course – produce delicious fruit. With the availability of dwarf citrus plants, many people… Read more »

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Citrus Trees: Guide to Proper Spacing in an Orchard

Have you been tempted to buy citrus trees online, but you’re not sure how to plant them in a way that will guarantee you get fruit? Citrus trees include orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and lime varieties, among others. Because they require full sun on a daily basis in order to produce fruit, citrus trees (like… Read more »

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Best Plants to Surround your Citrus Tree With

If you enjoy gardening, you’re probably aware of the benefits of companion planting. Companion planting is the practice of growing different plants together in combinations that make them more productive. This works when plants have complementary characteristics: for instance, some plants help other plants by naturally repelling pests, attracting pollinators, providing shade to plants in… Read more »

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How to Tell Different Citrus Trees Apart

Citrus trees have a lot going for them – they’re beautiful to look at, smell great, and produce delicious, nutritious fruit that can be eaten fresh, added to your favorite recipes, or even used to make homemade cleaning and medicinal products. But before you start doing a search on “citrus trees for sale near me,”… Read more »

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How to Grow an Orange Tree

Orange trees are the most widely grown fruit tree in the world. The first orange tree arose as a hybrid between a pomelo citrus tree, and a mandarin. Today orange, trees consist of many varieties that are prized for their sweet, tangy flesh and nutritious juice, making them one of the world’s most popular fruits.… Read more »

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How to Plant & Grow an Avocado Tree

Are you a fan of avocados? If so, you’re not the only one – the Mexican fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable) has grown popular along with the popularity of Mexican cuisine. Apart from the ubiquitous guacamole, avocados are enjoyed in everything from salads to breakfast toast. And avocados aren’t just delicious… Read more »

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Do Dwarf Trees Actually Stay Small?

One of the most exciting gardening trends in recent decades has been the growing popularity of small-space gardening for growing fruits and vegetables. Many home gardeners have learned you don’t need much space to grow all kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs – and that now includes tree fruits. Whether you plant them in the… Read more »

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6 Benefits of Indoor Plants

At Citrus.com, we advocate growing citrus trees at home for the delicious fruit they provide as well as the beauty they add to your surroundings. But it’s not just the fruit that benefits your health and mindset – in addition to adding color and vibrancy to your home, growing citrus trees indoors can also improve… Read more »

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Proper Lighting for Indoor Citrus Trees

Thanks to the portability of dwarf fruit trees (trees grafted onto dwarf rootstock), it’s possible for anyone to enjoy homegrown lemons, oranges, limes or grapefruit – even those who live in climates that experience hard winters. Indoor citrus trees aren’t difficult to care for, but their care needs are crucial – you can’t afford to… Read more »

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When are Blackberries in Season?

Thoughts of summer hold fond memories for a many a former kid, for it’s the season of school vacation, warm weather, swimming, picnics, fireworks and blackberrying! From May to September (and especially in June and July) intrepid wanderers stood a good chance of coming across a patch of shiny, sweet-tart, juicy berries, so it was… Read more »

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5 Fun Facts About Pineapple Plants

Citrus.com is known for our citrus trees for sale online and great advice on how to grow citrus trees. But we can provide you with other types of fruit trees as well – and fruit-producing plants that aren’t trees, like the beloved pineapple! Here are some interesting facts about the fascinating pineapple plant: A pineapple… Read more »