Potted Bear Lime Trees

Q: I purchased a potted Bears lime tree for my boyfriend. The plan is to keep
it in a container on his apartment balcony. Any tips? 

A: A dwarf ‘Bearss’ lime is very attractive. It only grows six feet high and
doesn’t spread much. The problem is protecting the tree from freezing in
winter. Put the tree in a pot with dolly wheels so it can be rolled inside at night
in winter. You can leave it outside if temperatures don’t go below 40°. For
folks interested in growing citrus in the ground all year, I found a great
reference for growing citrus in southern and coastal Georgia at

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