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winter temps??

Posted by queenbee_1 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 6, 11 at 21:34

I would love to have a few citrus trees. I am in zone 7/8 (right on the line). I have a heated building w/ large windows --we can keep it at around 45*-50* thru out the winter.During the summer, I have plenty of space for it to be in full sun or partical shade..

What is the lowest temp. for Meyers Lemon and a lime, to survive and even thrive?

And could you suggest a lime that will do well in these conditions? Thank you

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RE: winter temps??

to survive, above freezing, mid/low 30's at night

to thrive, prob above 60'F and lots of light, 10-12 hrs

RE: winter temps??

My meyers survive dips in to the low 20's but take some damage, they are in the ground though and I am sure it would be worse for them if they were in a pot.

RE: winter temps??

Please don't forget about your mix.

If you don't have them potted in a very porous mix that will dry out quickly between waterings in temps that low, you will lose them no matter what to root rot.

Cold and wet do not bode well for citrus.


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