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Can citrus and avocado trees be planted and grown successfully in Salt Lake County?

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Citrus and avocado trees cannot be grown successfully in our landscape because they are not cold hardy to survive our Utah winters.  However, some citrus trees that are on dwarf rootstock can be grown in containers, such as Meyer Lemons or kumquats, which are brought into a heated garage or greenhouse overwinter.  Then they can be brought back outdoors when there is no longer a threat of frost. 

Posted on 14 May 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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