Lime Trees

Bears Lime and Limequat Tree Planting


BonnieC added on November 2, 2014 | Answered

I just received 2 lime trees as a gift. They're in 2 gal containers. I live in Las Vegas and get southern sun. Can I plant these trees now or is it too late because winter is coming? Our avg. daily temp is now about 70. Nights down in low 50s.


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theficuswrangler
Answered on November 3, 2014

The thing to determine is your hardiness zone; if the average low temp is too low for limes, you'll want to leave them in pots. Many people do this, and grow lovely lime trees. To understand your hardiness zone, take a look at this site: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/usda-planting-zone-map.htm
Limes are recommended for planting outside only in zones 9 - 11, although a limequat might be able to make it in zone 8 with special winter protection.
For the happiest experience with these plants, I would recommend you plant to keep them permanently in pots. Here's more information. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/potted-lime-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-tips-care-of-lime-trees.htm

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