How Cold Hardy Are Lemon Trees?

The lemon tree is one of the least cold tolerant citrus tree varieties. Temperatures that drop below 25 degrees Fahrenheit will cause damage to the tree. Be sure to consult a USDA plant hardiness zone map before planting a lemon tree to see if it will grow in your region.

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Bobbie Brewer has been writing since 1990. Her work has appeared in publications and on Web sites including Garden Guides and Trails. Brewer is an international traveler, outdoors enthusiast and has been gardening since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.