How do you save a frost damaged lemon tree?
Similarly one may ask, how do I bring my lemon tree back to life?
You can revive a waning citrus tree by establishing a regular care schedule and performing routine maintenance.
- Develop a regular watering schedule, and check the moisture of the soil before watering.
- Prune the tree in the early spring to remove diseased branches, water sprouts, suckers and criss-crossed branches.
One may also ask, what happens to citrus when it freezes? Freeze damage on citrus trees occurs when water inside the fruit, leaves, twigs and wood of a tree freezes rupturing the cell membranes. This is why sharp freezes following warm weather are more damaging than gradual temperature changes. However, virtually all freezes will cause damage of some kind.
Furthermore, will Frost kill my lemon tree?
While frost is not likely to kill a healthy, mature lemon tree it can certainly inflict damage when temperatures drop below 29 degrees Fahrenheit for longer than 30 minutes. With the exception of the Meyer lemon (Citrus meyeri), lime and lemon trees are the most sensitive and least cold hardy citrus.
Should I cover my lemon tree?
Despite some cold tolerance, citrus trees should be covered when freezing weather is expected to reduce shock and increase the chance of survival. Trees younger than three years old especially should be completely covered; keep a frame in place if you live in a frequently cold area.