Growing your own citrus trees

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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13th December, 2012
Bitter or sweet, citrus trees are prized across the world. Where temperatures are too cold to grow them as a garden plant, glasshouses are built in their honour. My husband’s stepdad has only one request for Christmas Day: that in the morning he has a Christmas stocking with a single orange in the toe. When he was a boy, Christmas morning was the only time he saw such a treat. Here in New Zealand, our climate is warm enough, especially in the North Island and upper South Island, to grow these trees easily in the back garden. The meyer lemon, for example, has been the most-requested plant ...

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