Citrus 'Meyer' Lemon Tree

Tree Sleeve
Item #36490


Makes a Great Houseplant

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Citrus
Species x meyeri
Variety 'Meyer'
Item Form Tree Sleeve
Zone 8 - 11
Bloom Start To End Mid Winter
Habit Upright
Plant Height 8 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 1 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Edible, Fragrance
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 *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Arizona, Florida, Texas, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Alaska

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 14, 2022

Myer Lemon Tree

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Arrived packaged well and healthy. Two weeks in -- looks great and I'm planning to transplant it form it's small plastic container to a larger planter. I'm anticipating some flowers/buds in the next few weeks. I'm optimistic that it will continue to thrive.

LR from CA
March 23, 2020

Meyer Lemon tree

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This tree died a week after it arrived. What a waste of money.

Shirley from SC

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