Which citrus trees are most susceptible to cold damage?

Which citrus trees are most susceptible to cold damage?

A query for Dan Gill: My lime tree died, I assume from the freeze. All of my different citrus bushes dropped their leaves however have now grown new leaves, are blooming and doing fairly properly. However the lime tree died. Why? It was 10 years previous and produced limes yearly. It was an excellent producer. — Richard Marasi

Reply: Citrus bushes range of their diploma of chilly tolerance. From probably the most chilly hardy to the least chilly hardy it goes: kumquat, satsuma, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime. So limes, you see, are the least chilly hardy sort of citrus and the one most probably to be killed throughout extreme freezes.

Dan Gill is a horticulturist with the LSU AgCenter. Electronic mail inquiries to dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu or add them to the remark part under. Comply with his tales at www.nola.com/homegarden, on Fb and @nolahomegardenon Instagram.

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