Meyer Improved Lemon
Starts bearing at a young age!
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.
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||9 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Mid Winter|
|Plant Height||6 ft - 8 ft|
|Plant Width||10 in - 12 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Indoor Growing|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Arizona, California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virgin Islands|