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Question: 939-2013
I've planted five citrus trees this spring. Some nights the temps got down to 30. I put a green cover over them and on one of the following days it went up to fifty. My trees are now defoliated. Should I cut them down? Linda, Branford,FL

Mort's Answer:
You can cut the ends back about a foot. Look at the inside of the cuttings. If there is some brown or black streaks in the wood, bring them back to the store. It is more likely that the extremes of temperatures has caused the plants to go dormant to protect itself from your tender, loving care. Plants need sunlight to establish themselves. You should be fine from now on. Be patient this year. Growing up can be hard to do.

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