Planting a Citrus Tree
Dig a hole that is the same depth as the root ball of the citrus tree. To encourage outward root growth, score the sides of the citrus tree's root ball. After placing the citrus tree in the hole, backfill with the original soil, filtering out the rocks. Soil amendments, composts, mulches, etc. should be avoided. To prevent sunburn damage, paint the citrus tree trunk with white latex pain. Do not fertilize the first year.