If you are going to plant outdoors, choose a wind protected area with plenty of space and use the existing land. If you live in a region with warm weather, you can grow orange trees outdoors. Choose an area where the young tree is protected from wind, for example, near a wall or a larger tree to block it. However, keep orange trees at least 3 m (12 ft) away from such obstacles, especially from other trees with competitive root systems. Orange trees can grow up to 3 m (10 ft) in diameter, so choose a location that is at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from roads and trails.
- Dwarf orange varieties may require only 6 feet (1.8 m) of space, but you should check the specific requirements for your variety or leave additional space if you are not sure what type .
- Dig a hole deep enough to cover the roots. Never bury the orange tree too deep or you could die. Use the soil you extracted when digging to squeeze it around the roots once more, not a potting mix as it can retain a lot of water and cause it to rot.