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I purchased a lime tree from your store 2 years ago. It's in a pot. When the cold weather hit, I covered the tree. I did water it before I covered it. It looks like it's dried out. The leaves are brown, and some are curled green. Some of the stems are dried out brown. Is this plant dead or will it come back?

I purchased a lime tree from your store 2 years ago. It's in a pot. When the cold weather hit, I covered the tree. I did water it before I covered it. It looks like it's dried out. The leaves are brown, and some are curled green. Some of the stems are dried out brown. Is this plant dead or will it come back? Thank you.

Limes are more tender to frost and freezing temperatures than most other Citrus plants. It is possible that your tree is damaged beyond salvage. Watch it as the Spring commences for signs of growth. If after several weeks of warm weather you see no signs of growth, it is most likely gone.