Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree

Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree

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Fragrant blooms and armloads of fruit | Starts bearing at a young age
SKU 36490
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Key Characteristics

8 - 11

Mature Height

12 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree

An improved Meyer lemon, Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree is a semi-dwarf cultivar that is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes and can fit beautifully into an edible landscape. The tree blooms prolifically in clusters of showy, highly fragrant, waxy white blossoms with yellow anthers. Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree produces an abundant crop of large, rounded fruit with thin skin nearly year-round in warm climates. The fruit is juicier, less acidic, and sweeter than common lemons. The fruit should be allowed to fully ripen upon the tree, becoming golden-hued and soft to the touch.

In the garden, Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree can grow to between 8 and 12 feet tall at full maturity (about 4 years). But the plant can be pruned to maintain any desired size and shape. In cooler climates, the tree can be grown in a container and moved indoors during winter, if ample sunlight is provided. Container growth is likely to be smaller and vary with pot size, which should be at least 5 gallons and about 12 to 15 inches deep. Although a container grown tree will not reach its full growth potential, it will still flower and set full-sized fruits.

A popular variety, Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree, a broadleaf evergreen, has a compact, shrub-like habit of handsome, shiny, aromatic foliage and a moderate growth rate. It makes an excellent accent or specimen and can be trained as an espalier. But it is also a great houseplant.

Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree requires at least 8 hours of full sun a day and grows best in well-draining, sandy soil that has a neutral to slightly acidic pH. It has the best winter hardiness of any of the lemon trees and will briefly tolerate temperatures around 32°F, but the plant should be protected when temperatures fall below 32°F. It grows best in climates with daytime temperatures in the low 70°F range and nighttime temperatures in the high 50°F range. If container grown, the plant should be brought inside at the first sign of frost and placed in a location with plenty of bright sunshine. It should not be kept too warm, however, because cooler winter temperatures encourage flowering. The tree is self-pollinating and will bear fruit without any pollen from other varieties.

Citrus trees will ship at the appropriate planting time based on your growing zone. Citrus trees do not ship in December or January. Plant height is 18-36" when shipped.

Product Details

Item Form Tree Sleeve
Genus Citrus
Species x meyeri
Variety 'Meyer'
Product Classification Fruit, Trees, Trees and Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 8
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color White
Max Bloom Size 1.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Winter
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Edible, Fragrance
Uses Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions AK, AL, AZ, FL, GU, HI, PR, TX, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions expressShipping

Customer Reviews

Lovely indoors
Review by Massachusetts gardening family
We purchased two Meyer lemon trees from Park Seed about three years ago. They flowered and developed fruit the first year, although we picked them off to allow the trees to devote energy to growing larger. This year, we had seven large lemons. We live in Northern Massachusetts, so we keep them in our sunroom during the winter months, and scoot them out on our sunny deck during the spring, summer and early fall. (The hummingbirds love the blooms!)

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