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Citrus trees

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Locally grown fruit trees

All Green Nursery & Garden is a family business owned and operated in Melbourne. In order to ensure that your new citrus trees are ripe for the picking, we grow them in a dedicated facility. Here they learn to adapt to local conditions, ready for planting directly into your home garden.

When it comes to soil content and other growing conditions around Victoria, things can differ widely. If you are unsure of exactly what you need to get the most out of your new citrus trees, drop in and see our team at Hoppers Crossing. Our staff are on hand to advise you on the right soils and fertilisers you might need, and what steps you need to take to have thriving fruit trees.

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Expert horticulturists

There's nothing worse than a sour orange, or an under-ripe lemon. Thankfully, the team at All Green is here to help you get the best out of your garden. Our expert horticulturists have experience growing citrus trees all over the world, and they know what it takes to get the absolute best out of your garden.

All you need to do is visit our dedicated citrus tree nursery at Hopper Crossing. One of our staff members will gladly point you in the direction of an expert. They can advise you on when to plant, how to mulch and fertilise your trees, and when the best time is to pick your new citrus fruit.

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Citrus tree delivery

Some people like to grow from seeds, and we respect that. However, we also like to expedite the process to allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labour sooner rather than later. That's why we grow whole sapling fruit trees for planting around your yard.

Citrus trees can get pretty big, even in their sapling state. If you have a small car, and want your new trees transported safely, get in touch with All Green. We can organise delivery of your citrus trees to homes and businesses all around the Melbourne area. Check out our delivery page for more info.

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Our primary location has our nursery, garden, landscaping, and building supplies.

130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

VIC 3029

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Monday - Saturday: 7 am–5 pm

Sunday: 10 am–3 pm

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89 Rufus St


VIC 3076

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Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm

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Frequently asked questions

What are the best citrus trees to grow in Melbourne?

There are many great kinds of citrus trees you can grow in Melbourne. You should pick varieties that do well in cold winters, and that will endure hot, dry summers each year. These include:

  • Sweet oranges are a good choice. Citrus fruits tend to move towards the more sour palette in colder climates, so you can offset this by choosing a sweeter variety.
  • Blood orange fruits tend to ripen in mid-winter. You'll have a full harvest ready to put in your favourite cocktails as soon as spring begins.
  • Lemons, although tolerant of heat, can be sensitive to frost. They'll do well in Melbourne if they can get some sun during the day.
  • Cumquats are also commonplace around the suburbs of Melbourne. They are great for making marmalade and other preserves.
  • Finger limes are a classic Australian native. They will do well all over Melbourne, in all kinds of soil content.

Why should I plant citrus trees?

Citrus trees are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and have a range of practical uses around the home. These subtropical trees bear some stunning colours including orange, yellows, reds, and greens. They can also be used:

  • In the kitchen —  homegrown citrus fruits are great to have in the fruit bowl as a quick snack, or to play a flavourful part of other meals, like preserved lemons.
  • In the bathroom — the oils present in the skins of citrus fruits can be extracted and used to give the home a refreshing, summer scent.
  • To clean — lemon juice is an effective but gentle natural cleaner, and works well on metals, clothing stains, and mildew.
  • Outside — both lemon and orange oils are great at keeping insects and other pests from attacking your skin.

I want to plant small citrus trees in my garden. What should I choose?

You shouldn't limit yourself just because you are working in a small space. At All Green Nursery & Garden, we have a range of dwarf citrus trees that will bring colour, life, and fruit to your deck or courtyard. These can usually be grown in pots. Drop in and see our team at Hoppers Crossing to learn more about growing dwarf citrus trees.

Do you deliver citrus trees?

We certainly do. We know that citrus fruit trees can be awkward to cart around, no matter their size. If you'd like to arrange an order of citrus trees to your home or business around Melbourne, get in touch with our friendly customer service team. They will be able to advise you on costs.

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