If you’re looking for a kumquat tree for sale to add to your garden, there are a few things you’ll want to learn before you get it planted. They’re not the most delicate tree in the world, but they do have their needs. Here’s what you need to know:
They Don’t Like The Cold
A kumquat tree can tolerate moderate cold for short periods of time. If you live in zones 8 or less you should keep your tree potted and bring your kumquat tree indoors once the temperatures reach below 50 degrees for more than a couple of hours. The kumquat tree will go into hibernation if exposed to the cold for longer periods of time causing your tree to shed it’s leaves and fruit. The kumquat tree will die if exposed to freezing temperatures.
Prune the Suckers!
When you buy a full grown kumquat tree for sale, you may find that it’s already been pruned, but you’ll want to keep an eye out for new growth. Look for the little bits starting to grow below the graft line. Prune these quick. They can produce fruit, but the fruit will be sour tasting and will rob the top of the tree of resources and will eventually kill the tree.
Keep the Bugs Off
Aphids and scale insects love these trees. You can keep them away with a insecticidal soaps or horticultural oils.
Kumquat trees require care, but they’re a great tree for when you don’t want to spend all day pruning leaves and testing the soil. A nice, basic citrus tree for the garden. Whether you’re looking for a beginner’s tree or just something that won’t take too much time out of your day, kumquat trees are an easy pick.
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