Meyer Lemon Tree – Hardiness

Q: I recently purchased a beautiful Hybrid Meyer Lemon tree. The accompanying tag said it was hardy to minus 20 degrees.

I don’t think that it has ever been that cold here so I planted it outside. Can I believe the tag or do I need to dig it up and cart it inside for the winter?

A: Someone hit the wrong key when the label was printed. Meyer lemon is hardy to the upper 20’s but freezes when it gets lower than that.

See also Meyer Lemon Tree Culture

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