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    winter and orange

    We had our first freeze last night. I probably should have done this already but will be moving my Tango Orange into the garage. Will the garage be alright in term of light or should I put it somewhere else where it does get light? The latter will be a lot more of a challenge.

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    Bonsai Apprentice Howard is on a distinguished road
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    Sorry big guy, arf...arf...arf. I know a little about citrus but nothing about cold climates. Howard

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    I know plenty about the cold, but not so much about Citrus...

    The garage is fine for dormant trees. If there is a window, try to position the tree so that it gets as much indirect light as it can. If not, it's not going to hurt anything. Dormant trees don't need light. You can even create an artificial winter by placing your trees in the fridge. As long as the garage stays above 40 F you'll be fine.
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    You have to use led grow lights for this purpose. They provide an ideal light spectrum for the plant growth.

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    The tree is doing very well in the garage with no lights. She did stop drinking as much which is expected.

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    Species : Tilia Cordata Winter Orange
    Common Name(s) : Lime,Linden,Small Leaved Lime,Winter Orange
    Tree Features : Coloured Bark
    Genus : Tilia
    Growth Rate : Slow Growing
    Seasons of Interest : Winter Interest
    Shape : Broad
    Mature Size : Medium to Large (15-20m)
    Tree Type : Deciduous Broad Leaf
    Tolerances : Pollution resistant
    Tree uses : Urban Sites,Woodland Sites,Garden,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees
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    It is important to maintain moisture level for the Orange plant in every season but in the winter months air is totally dry that major effect on the plant so cover the seeds and cup with the help of plastic bag and leave the bottom of plastic bag open for maintain moisture level.
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    Weather of winter create more effect on orange plant and Orange plant need warm temperature so maintain enough moisture level. To protect orange's seeds, you can cover that seed with plastic bag.
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    can I grow them inside ?
    I have a lot of them just now sprouting - my plan is to make miniature indoor trees
    House plants - I do not live in an orange climate
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    Where are you? I overwinter one I have indoors and it does ok, then I put it outside for the summer. It is not frost hardy so needs the protection.

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