The citrus experts from Four Winds Growers show garden editor Johanna Silver the best way to repot a citrus tree
Citrus tree care doesn’t require much work, until your tree out outgrows its pot about every 4-5 years. Repot your citrus without trimming the roots to help keep your tree healthy. For containerized citrus trees to really thrive, you have to make your own potting mix–about 65% should be potting soil, 30% should be pathway bark, and the last 5% should be coconut core which has amazing water-holding capacity and will let you go longer between waterings. Once you’re done repotting and adding your new soil, finish off with an acid fertilizer to welcome your citrus tree to its new home.