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What type of compost do I need to grow a citrus tree in a pot?



I would use a medium coarse, fast-draining mix. Mixes that pack down and turn muddy are hard on citrus.

31 Jul, 2010


I have two citrus trees in ericasious compost. Would that count as medium course, fast draining compost.

31 Jul, 2010


Some are, and some aren't. Citrus does like a little acid in the soil, though. I have had luck with a mix of 1 part coarse sand, 1 part pumice, and 4 parts double sifted composted forest products--i.e., what will go through a 1/2 inch mesh screen, and won't go through a 1/16 inch mesh. I'm not sure what the names for equivalent products would be in the UK. Maybe one of the John Innes mixes comes close to the final product?

31 Jul, 2010


I was able to buy special citrus compost here - a very loose mix as citrus plants don't like packed soil. Maybe it is available in Britain if you Google it?

1 Aug, 2010

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