Enjoying and serving the fresh citrus grown in your own backyard are some key benefits of living in Southwest Florida. Growing these trees to produce fruit is easy enough for even amateur gardeners, but the journey of growing fresh citrus should begin with a trip to Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape to buy citrus trees on Pine Island. Our stock is always healthy, varied, and ideal for the area!
Why Choose Citrus?
- Low maintenance
- Refreshing fragrance
- Greenery and blossoms for heightened aesthetics
- Fresh and delicious citrus fruit
Before You Buy
In anticipation of your citrus tree shopping excursion, you’ll need to consider specific features about your own landscape where the trees will live.
- Take note of existing features at ground level, in the sky, and underground. Make sure that your tree is 15-20 feet from any buildings, underground pipes or systems, or power lines. The roots and canopy of your tree will spread, so your placement must consider how to avoid causing damage to foundations, drain fields, and other important systems.
- Spending some time watching where the sun directs light and shadow should also precede your citrus tree purchase. Your tree will need a minimum of six hours of sunlight per day, but a maximum of eight is ideal. The perfect position is facing southward with some protection from the potential of north winds.
- Once you’ve determined the areas where citrus trees will thrive in your backyard, you’ll then need to measure the area. While you can place trees within 15 feet of one another, a 25-foot spacing is preferable for many types of citrus trees. Knowing how much usable space you have will help calculate the number of citrus trees that you can realistically add to your backyard space.
- Setting the trees in rows that run north to south is the most common arrangement. This will best ensure that the sun comes through the canopy, promoting health and productivity.
What Type of Fruit Do You Prefer?
The right citrus tree for your landscape should produce the type of fruit that you and your family like to eat. Here at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape we offer tangelo, orange, lemon, and cocktail citrus trees. Since different fruits come in different varieties, you might want to do a bit of taste-testing before your purchase to ensure that you get the fruit you love from your harvest.
Points to Remember
Bearing in mind that each tree has different growing preferences, when you purchase and plant your new citrus tree, water, sun, and fertilizer will be key. The initial period of growth should include ample watering and special citrus fertilizer. Make sure to discuss your tree purchase with the helpful family of tree specialists at Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape. Our efforts focus on growing beautiful landscapes for the individual landscape.
For well over 30 years, Beltran’s Nursery and Landscape has offered homeowners and contractors in Southwest Florida a remarkable collection of plants and trees that will surely thrive in the area. Feel free to stop in and browse at our location on Pine Island or in Punta Gorda before you buy citrus trees, or give us a call at 239-362-4327 to make an appointment for landscape design services; tree delivery; or even tree, sod, or mulch installation. Our plants, trees, and information are always available for your landscape’s perfection.