Pruning, Or Not, Orange Trees Grown Indoors and from Seed.

Asked June 6, 2017, 12:58 PM EDT

I am growing, indoors and from seed, several orange trees. They are each approximately twenty-four inches high. They have been growing for just over three years. They are quite "leggy." So far, their "trunks" are strong enough to support them without supplemental support. I have seen nothing about pruning them back at this stage in their growth to encourage them to branch out. They are very healthy, just "leggy." Perhaps this is simply the way they grow? Thoughts?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your question about orange trees. They are probably 'leggy' because of too little sun and/or nutrients (fertilizer). Here's a link to a brief but complete article on their care.

Hope it's helpful. Good luck!