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Star Nursery is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated citrus nursery and producing citrus orchard. Our family is dedicated to give you quality products, great customer service, and fair pricing. Joseph, Dawn, danny, and Kitty are always available to serve you. We know that you will notice the difference in the quality of our product.


Remove the plastic container. Pick a sunny high spot. Dig a hole wider but not deeper than the dirt ball on the tree. Place the tree in the hole so that the top of the ball is level with the ground. Fill the hole with soil until half full. Water until soil is saturated. Finished filling the hole with remaining soil and saturate with water again. Never cover bud union. Do not fertilize at the time of planting.


Apply fertilizer semiannually, March 1st and June 1st. Sprinkle a balance fertilizer (8-8-8 or 13-13-13) on top of ground from trunk outward to branches. Do not disturb ground around tree. Apply 2 lbs. first year and increase 2 lbs. each year. Do not exceed 10 lbs. Ex. 1st year – 2 lbs; 3rd year – 6 lbs.; etc.


Use the following pesticides when experiencing these symptoms:

Curly Leaves - caused by aphids, Malathion

Black Soot on Leave - caused by white fly, mixture of Malathion and Oil-O-Cide

Holes in Leaves - caused by orange dog, Malathion

Yellow Spots on Leave - caused by red spider, use Kelthane or Oil-O-Cide

Stink Bugs - use Sevin

**Use all pesticides according to package instructions**

Patio and Indoor Guide

Citrus makes great patio and indoor pot plants. Above 32°F, grow outside in full sun. When temperatures drop below 32°F, bring indoors until warmth returns next spring. While inside, decrease watering frequency and provide direct window sunlight.

How tall are the trees?

3.5 to 4 feet

How old are the trees?

18 months

How big will the trees get?

Dwarf trees – up to 8 feet in the ground, less if kept in pot.

All others – up to 12 to 15 feet in the ground

How long before bearing fruit?

Our trees will bear a few pieces within a year after planting. Each year, the amount of yield will increase. However, we suggest you cut fruit off for the first 2 years to get the tree stronger to handle future fruit production.

When do I prune the tree?

Prune trees before blooms appear on the tree. The best time is after winter is over.

How do I plant my tree?

  1. For optimum root environment, dig a hole twice the diameter of the root ball and equal to its depth.
  2. Set the plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil level.
  3. While adding soil to hole, mix with water to replace air pockets.
  4. Construct a 4 inch water basic the size of the rootball.
  5. Add 2-3 inches of mulch. Place mulch inside the basic and away from the stem.

IMPORTANT: During the first growing season, keep the rootball evenly moist. DO NOT ALLOW TO DRY! Fertilize 3-4 times per year.

How often should I water my tree?

Approximately twice a week, depending on rainfall.