Lime Trees

Lime and Orange Trees in Containers

Anonymous added on March 23, 2014 | Answered

We have the trees in an enclosed porch. Because of the recent warm weather, my husband wants to put them outside. We could cover them in case of frost, but what is the lowest temperatures they could handle? We are surely going to have some colder days ahead. Also, the lime tree is budding. Are lime trees self pollinating or do they need to be outside to achieve pollination? I know we didn't put them out until May last year.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 23, 2014

I would wait a bit longer before putting them out, especially if they are budding. While covering them may save them from the cold, it will not save their flowers as those are much more vulnerable to the cold. Technically, they can take down to 40 F., but I would not push it much past 50 F.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Lime Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.