Neem and Kudzo Hardiness in Nevada
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Patricia Welle
Posted on: March 1, 1999

I would love to order some neem and kudzu trees for our farm in Yerington, Nevada (close to Reno, Nevada). What will they need to grow and is the climate ok for them.

Neem is a tropical tree and needs to be wintered indoors in any climate with freezing winter temperatures. Plant in a well-draining potting mix.

The kudzu vine is hardy in zones 7 to 10 and is therefore only winterhardy out of doors in the most southern portions of Nevada. It needs well-drained soil of pH 5 to 7. It is a rampant grower and will grow 5 to 20 meters in one year! It may be a weed in your area and I would suggest only growing out of doors in areas where it will not overwinter and there treating it as an annual.

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