Meyer Lemon Tree Citrus x meyeri
* Images shown are of mature plants
Meyer Lemon Tree Citrus x meyeri
Grow Lemons Anywhere in the Country
The Meyer Lemon Tree: it's like having your own little supermarket, right at home. Do you love lemons but find that store-bought lemons too tart? Try the new and improved Meyer Lemon from this must-have tree. It's a hybrid lemon tree that produces sweet citrus with the most amazing flavor.
These lemons are not grown commercially, so you must have your own lemon tree to experience the richly-sweet, palate-popping tastes of the Meyer Lemon. The delicious fruit from the Meyer Lemon Tree is naturally sweeter than most other varieties.
If you've been to your local state fair, you've probably tasted freshly-squeezed, ice-cold lemonade. And the saccharine tang of the Meyer Lemon is akin to this delicious state fair drink - just with the added perk of home-grown, all-your-own vibes.
Your Meyer Lemon Tree produces fruit that is actually a cross between a lemon and a Mandarin orange. Because these lemons have the typical, more savory lemon flavor with a naturally sweet twist, they are a favorite of chefs and bakers all over the world. Just think of the drinks and treats you'll be able to whip up with the fruit from your tree!
Even better? The Meyer Lemon Tree thrives in any part of the country. This improved variety is naturally pest and disease-resistant. If you live in a cold climate, simply plant your lemon tree in a large pot and move it indoors during the winter. It'll quickly become your favorite houseplant, as it adapts beautifully and moonlights as a utilitarian yet ultra-luxe focal point. The bright yellow fruit and sweet, aromatic fragrance are coolly complementary and attract attention.
This tree is very heavy-bearing and will provide you with a larger number of lemons every year. And it's self-pollinating, so it produces fruit indoors or outdoors. Your new Meyer Lemon Tree also fruits abundantly in winter.
Order your own healthful and happy Meyer Lemon Tree today - when life gives you Meyer Lemons, you'll crave even more!
NOTE: This product is specific to Georgia. Find Meyer Lemon Trees available in other states.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: It is best to plant the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Six hours (or more) of direct sun is best for the tree. Planting next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection. Remember to water the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree deeply once every seven to ten days in midsummer (newly planted trees may need more frequent watering until established), and water less often if it rains or if the weather is cool.
If you're planting in a container, select one that is 1 to 2 pot sizes larger than what it initially arrived. Fill the bottom of your pot with a 2-inch layer of crushed stone to improve drainage. Then, fill with soil, 2 inches of compost, water well, and place near a south-facing window.
NOTE: The leaves of the Meyer Lemon can be toxic to pets.
2. Watering: Allow the soil to dry down to 2 inches between waterings.
While the roots prefer to stay on the dry side, citrus leaves love humidity. Indoor Citrus will do best if misted daily, especially when you are running your heat during cooler months. You can also use a humidifier or fill your pot's saucer with rocks and add water; place your plant on the rocks ensuring the bottom of the pot is above the waterline.
3. Pollination: For indoor plants, simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.
4. Fertilizing: Fertilize regularly with a high-nitrogen blend each month between April and September.
Tip: Yellowing leaves may indicate the need for more fertilizer.
5. Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain your Lemon Tree's shape. Clip off any branches that are too long. Remove branches growing toward the trunk of the tree instead of away from it. This will maintain airflow between the branches.
Meyer Lemon Tree Pollination
Meyer Lemon Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Meyer Lemon Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Less than $100
Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height: 5-10 ft.
- Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Blooms: Spring
- Spacing: 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate: 1-2 ft.
- Does Not Ship To: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY