Scotts Osmocote® Citrus & Fruit Potting Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Citrus & Fruit Potting Mix

Main product features
Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements

A specially formulated potting and planting mix for fruiting trees and shrubs in pots and the garden, including evergreen and deciduous varieties as well as citrus. It includes Scotts Osmocote® that feeds for 6 months

When to use


  • Boosted levels of iron and magnesium produce lush, deep green leaves and, in citrus especially, help eliminate yellowing
  • Wetting agent assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps plant roots absorb nutrients
  • Water crystals absorb and hold many times their own weight of water, releasing it back in the mix as and when plants need it - perfect for hot, dry summers when rain is scarce
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes



  • All fruiting trees and shrubs including citrus (orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, kumquat, grapefruit, tangelo, etc), stone fruits (peach, apricot, plum, cherry, nectarine, etc), pome fruits (apple, pear and nashi), tropical fruits (mango, pawpaw, avocado, custard apple, macadamia, etc)
  • Ideal for dwarf, espalier and columnar fruits growing in large tubs and half wine barrels
  • Safe to use for new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots



  • Don't use for phosphorus sensitive plants
  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas


In pots or barrels

  1. Use Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Water plants that are to be repotted and allow them to drain
  3. Choose a clean container with large drainage holes and partly fill it the fresh mix out of the bag
  4. Carefully knock the plant to be potted up from its existing pot and loosen the root ball. Trim off any dead or damaged roots
  5. Place the plant in the centre of the pot and fill with mix to 2-3cm below the rim
  6. Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots - do not pack it down
  7. Water the pot thoroughly (until water runs from the drainage holes) then allow it to drain freely. If necessary, top the mix up again to the suggested level
  8. Place the pot or container in a sheltered spot for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home

In-ground planting

  1. When planting out fruit trees into the garden, dig a dish-shaped hole about 1½ times the size of the root ball of the plant and twice as wide
  2. Turn the plant out of the existing container and loosen the root ball or, if it is a bare-root deciduous tree, remove it from the wrapping and shake out any sawdust or sandy soil
  3. Place some Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix in the base of the hole, then position the tree in the centre
  4. When planting deciduous bare-root trees, make a small mound of the mix in the centre of the hole and make sure the roots are spread evenly over it
  5. Backfill with mix and ensure the plant is no deeper than it was previously either in a pot or in the ground (check the soil mark on the trunk)



  • Evergreen fruit trees and citrus are best repotted or planted out in Spring or Autumn when there is little danger of frosts occurring
  • Deciduous / bare-root trees should be planted in Winter, while they are devoid of leaves and dormant



CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label 

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product



Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 6 months

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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