Can a Lemon Tree Survive A Winter in Texas?

Dallas, Texas
November 22, 2016 11:30am CST
I think it might be possible to save a lemon tree from freezing even if the temperatures are rising all over the planet and where I live, Dallas, is supposedly in a subtropic region. We still get freezes here in Dallas, but far fewer and less intense. Last winter there was no ice but some sleet. We had a very mild winter. The cold only has to happen for a short period to kill a tropical plant like my lemon tree. I usually take it indoors but now I have no place indoors to put it. Unless I either find a way to protect it outside by building a small plastic enclosure for it or get it in the house during the extreme days of below freezing days which may or may not even happen. Do you have any idea that would work fast for me to keep my lemon tree safe this winter? I may have to just give it away to some person who likes to collect tropical plants and who does have a green house. I know someone myself. I could give him a call.
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@jstory07 (68185)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Nov 16
Can you wrap a lemon tree up or is it to big for that.
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• Dallas, Texas
22 Nov 16
I think so. I would need some clear plastic wrap that has ventilation holes in it. Maybe The Home Depot has some of this and maybe even the guy in the outdoor lawn and garden depart. has some tips for me to follow about this lemon tree of mine.
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 16
You are right though, about the fact that it may not happen. I lived in San Antonio in the 1950s and recall some pretty cold winters there.
@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Nov 16
my mom way back raised a lemon tree and we kept in our enclosed proc hiteven bloomed but itbore nio f urit and this was in South Dkota where the winters abebeow zeoby two figure most days.
@skysnap (17869)
22 Nov 16
Must be harsh weather.