Scotts Osmocote® Citrus & Fruit Potting Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Citrus & Fruit Potting Mix

Size: 25L

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



  • 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


  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. Select a container with large drainage holes and partly fill the pot with Osmocote® Professional Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix. Turn the plant out of the existing container. Loosen the root ball. Position the plant in the centre of the new container, and fill with Osmocote® Professional Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix to 2cm from the top of the container. Tap the new container gently to allow the mix to settle, do not pack down.
  4. For in-ground planting, dig a dish-shaped planting hole approximately one and a half times the size of the root ball of the plant and two times as wide. Turn the plant out of the existing container. Loosen the root ball. Place some Osmocote® Professional Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix in the bottom of the hole, then position the plant in the centre of the hole and fill with Osmocote® Professional Fruit & Citrus Potting & Planting Mix. Ensure that the top of the soil where the plant was in the container is on the same level as the ground.
  5. Initial watering of the plant after planting is essential. Allow the excess water to drain away.


Fruit and citrus plants are hungry feeders, producing foliage, fruit and flowers all year round, and so require year round feeding. Begin a feeding program using Osmocote® Fruit, Trees & Citrus plant food following package instructions 6 months after planting. 


  • 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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