Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Citrus & Fruit

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Citrus & Fruit

Main product features
Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
Fast & easy
Fast & easy
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology

no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend every plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 6 months

Size
1KG
Other sizes:
500G
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FEATURES

  • Boosted magnesium keeps leaves green for longer, especially on citrus
  • The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage 
  • Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients
  • Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in NPK) means it can be safely used on most Australian native fruit trees such as Davidson's Plum, Finger Limes and Quandongs

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • Evergreen and deciduous ornamental trees and shrubs, shrubs, climbers, vines and grasses
  • Fruit trees including citrus, stone fruits, apples and pears, grapevines and berries
  • Potted foliage and fruiting plants including dwarf, espalier and columnar fruit trees
  • Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

 

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water
  • Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas

HOW TO USE

  • Use Fruit, Citrus, Trees & Shrubs throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Lemons and other citrus have wide, shallow root systems so they need regular watering, feeding and mulching - keep the root zone clear of other plants & weeds
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2

 

APPLICATION RATES

Area Maintenance Transplanting
Trees & Shrubs
2 TBL per 30cm of plant height
15cm pot/bag = 3 TBL
Citrus Tree
10 TBL per mature tree
20 cm pot/bag - 3 TBL
Fruit Trees Years 1&2 6 TBL
Years 3 onwards 10 TBL
30 cm pot/bag = 5 TBL

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g

  • Established plants - sprinkle Scotts Osmocote® in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath the outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) once a year and cover with mulch. This is where the feeding roots will be, not close into the trunk
  • Pots - sprinkle at recommended rate over potting mix and cover lightly with mulch
  • Self-watering pots - make 10cm deep holes* in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer a few centimetres in from the rim of the pot and fill with columns of Scotts Osmocote®. Water from the top once or twice to start the feeding process.

*The number of holes will depend on the size of the pot - as a guide, three equally spaced holes would be enough for a 20cm diameter pot

For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Fruit, Citrus, Trees & Shrubs, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging

 

WHEN TO USE

  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth and repeat in early Autumn

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

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

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

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Has an NPK of 16.6 : 2 : 6.6

Includes boosted magnesium to prevent yellowing of leaves and essential trace elements

Recommended for use on edibles

Scotts Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating

Each prill contains a balanced microdose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

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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