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Growing citrus plants in the UK

Want to grow citrus in the UK? Follow our guide to give them the best growing conditions.

With a little effort, oranges, lemons, limes and other citrus plants can be successfully grown in containers in the UK.

How easy they are to grow depends on the citrus you’re growing. Generally, lemon trees, Citrus limon, and bitter or Seville oranges, Citrus aurantium are the easiest to grow – both are vigorous plants and tend to tolerate the lowest temperatures. Limes need warmer, more tropical temperatures, but it’s still possible to grow them in the UK.

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