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Meyer Improved Lemon
Fragrant Winter Blooms and Armloads of Fruit!
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Meyer Improved Lemon

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 48022
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Starts bearing at a young age!

Compact enough for container growth indoors or out!
Grow lemons on the patio and enjoy the sight and scent of indoor winter blooms with this container-sized Lemon tree! Compact enough even for urban balconies and limited-space gardens, 'Meyer Improved' will begin bearing large, juicy, thick-skinned fruit at an early age and just keep producing!

Even if there were no fruit at all, this evergreen would be attractive enough to grow as an ornamental. The leaves are lush and glossy, the small white flowers (arising indoors in late winter, just when the house needs some color and scent!) are intensely fragrant, and the habit is upright and well branched. Depending on the size container and pruning you give it, this tree could reach 6 to 8 feet high and 4 to 8 feet wide, but can also be kept smaller.

The lemons are the real prize of 'Meyer Improved,' however. They arise in clusters of about 6 after the blooms pass. Thin immediately to about 2 or 3 per cluster, unless you want more plentiful but much smaller fruits. The fruit is very juicy, with an extra-thick skin that's great for zesting. Not just ornamental, these are delicious lemons you will find yourself slicing, zesting, and squeezing all year!

Give this tree plenty of sunshine and water indoors and out. When you bring it inside for the winter, place it before your sunniest window and rotate it frequently to get sunlight to all the leaves. It will reward you with a whole season of beauty before it's time to take it outdoors again for the warm weather!

This lemon is self-pollinating, so you need plant only one. Zones 9-10. 2-year-old plant. Cannot ship to AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, TX.

Genus Citrus
Species limon
Variety 'Meyer Improved'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 9 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Mid Winter
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 6 ft - 8 ft
PlantWidth 10 in - 12 in
BloomSize 1 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Indoor Growing
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Arizona, California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
More fruit than I know what to do with!
Karen Coulter from GA wrote (December 27, 2011):
The first year we got one lemon off it. This year there are close to 3 dozen. I have made lemon curd, lemon chess bars. I've squeezed it on salmon and broccoli and spinach and asparagus. Just slicing one fills the whole kitchen with a wonderful fragrance. I'm in zone 7, so it comes into the sunroom when the temps drop below 30. I'm recommending it to all my friends.
Karen from TN wrote (September 26, 2011):
The fruit on this is incredible! Mild, lemon to die for. Beautiful plant, fragrant blooms during winter - great plant. Summers outdoor, winters inside in zone 7.
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