Planting period for citrus trees

Asked February 15, 2015, 2:41 PM EST

I live near Johnson Space Center in Houston. Can I plant citrus trees right now? And what about planting a peach tree as well? I like to do it today ( 2/15 ) when the low temperature is in the 50s, even though it is expected to be colder during the next two days when the low temperature will be around 40.

Texas

1 Response

It is probably okay to go ahead and plant since it won't be freezing. However I'd suggest waiting until the danger of frost/freeze is past to plant which would mean waiting another couple of weeks or so. If you want to go ahead and plant you can always cover the plant should a late freeze threaten.