Jan 13, When is the best time to prune this tree? Can you recommend someone here in the city? Will pruning stop production of fruit for several years to come? Thanks for any information you can give. - Pat B., New Orleans. Having such a large crop that the branches bend down is not unusual. Satsuma trees have been bred and selected to produce large stumpgrind.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
The best time to prune your satsuma tree is early in the spring once the last chance of frost has passed. 1 Cut off any shoots that grow from the trunk of the tree below the graft. Sep 21, Cut back long branches that extend beyond or below the tree's natural shape. Give the satsuma tree a nice, full, rounded shape.
Cut off any branches that have curled leaves. Curled leaves are an indication of leaf miners. Leaf miners do not kill satsuma trees, but they affect the fruit yield if left to affect the rest of the tree. Avoid pruning stubs as these may provide disease entry into the tree. Prune branches no larger than your thumb.
Larger cuts, over one-half inch in diameter, will simply be replaced with what was removed and you’ll decrease fruit production. Remove all growth Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. The Time to Prune a Satsuma Orange. Grown in the ground, satsuma orange trees (Citrus reticulata"Owari") may reach heights of up to 10 to 12 feet tall and wide. However, satsumas are well known.
Prune any damaged roots back beyond the damaged area. If container-grown trees have a tap root curled in the bottom of the container, cut this root off at the point where it begins to curl. The tree will grow a new tap root. Separate and trim the roots of container trees that are root-bound. Dig a hole slightly larger than the container.