Ripe and fresh oranges hanging on branch, orange orchard

By September 14, 2017Articles

Ripe and fresh oranges hanging on branch, orange orchard

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Citrus trees not only provide zone 9 gardeners with fresh fruit every day, they also can be beautiful ornate trees for the landscape or patio. Large ones provide shade from the hot afternoon sun, while dwarf varieties can be planted in small beds or containers for the patio, deck or sunroom. Citrus fruits are sweet or sour flavored, but the whole tree itself also has an intoxicating scent. Continue reading for tips on growing citrus in zone 9, as well as recommended zone 9 citrus varieties. Growing Citrus in Zone 9 In zone 9, citrus trees are selected based on the size of the area. Dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties are best suited for small yards or containers, while a very big yard may house many large citrus tree varieties. It is also important to select citrus trees based on whether they require a second tree

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