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Calamondin Tree Care?

BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Posts: 78
Hi Guys I impulsively purchased a potted calamondin tree to put on my garden deck, however most of what I can find online suggests they are best off indoors or in greenhouses. Is it going to be OK outdoors?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    They are fairly hardy little trees and can take a frost well, unless they are flowering. So it's good to put them outside in the summer and autumn but bring them in in the winter time when they have flower buds on them.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Posts: 78
    Thanks - trouble is I don't really have anywhere suitable indoors to put it! I have a garage it could go in when it's colder but presumbly lack of sunlight won't do it much good....
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    Unfortunately they do need a lot of light in winter. And I think your garage may be too cold in winter as well.

    Can you send it off to someone with a conservatory for the colder months of the year? 

    Maybe give it to someone who has a conservatory as a very nice present.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Posts: 78

    My Dad has a greenhouse! Perhaps I could get him to baby-sit it in winter! Is it too early to have it outside now, do you think? It is already flowering and I don't want to damage it! 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    While there are flowers,they need to be kept well above freezing. Is the the

    greenhouse heated?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Posts: 78
    Thanks PF, no, thinking about it it won't be heated. I'll find a spot indoors until we're out of the woods with potential frosts.
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