Where to Plant a New Citrus Tree

I have an old citrus tree that I need to take out of my back yard. Can I plant a new one in the same place/area?

Thank you, Wendy

Plant Guides Answer:

Hi Wendy,

I do not think you should plant your new citrus tree in the same spot where the old one died.

There may be something in the soil there that adversely affected the health of the old tree. Even if that is not the case, the old citrus tree has most likely depleted the soil of the minor elements that citrus trees need for healthy growth.

It would be best to plant the new tree where citrus has not recently grown.

Dwarf Citrus Trees

Meyer Lemon Trees

Click here to post comments

Return to Fruit Growing Questions.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Botanical Journeys Gardening Newsletter.


We earn a commission when you buy products via the links on this site. Without these sales, it would be impossible for us to keep botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com online.

Small donations are also gratefully accepted:

Thank you very much, we appreciate your support.

Your plant guides,

Selina and Tiny