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Meyers Lemon

Meyers Lemon

Regular price $128.00 USD
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Plant Type: Citrus
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 4-8 feet
Flower Color: bright yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Meyer Lemon, scientifically known as Citrus x meyeri, is a popular citrus fruit tree, cherished for its sweet and flavorful lemons. This variety is actually a hybrid, believed to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange.

In cultivation, Meyer Lemon trees are relatively small and compact, making them ideal for home gardens or container growing. They typically reach about 6 to 10 feet in height and spread 4 to 8 feet. The tree has a bushy growth habit with glossy, dark green leaves, and it produces fragrant white flowers, often several times a year.

The fruit of the Meyer Lemon is its standout feature. The lemons are rounder, more orange in color, and sweeter than conventional lemons, with a thinner skin. They turn bright yellow when ripe and have a complex flavor that combines lemon tartness with a hint of sweetness and a less acidic profile. The Meyer Lemon is less common in commercial production but highly valued by chefs and home cooks for its unique taste and culinary versatility.

Meyer Lemon trees prefer full sun and well-draining soil. They need regular watering but should not be overwatered, as citrus trees are prone to root rot in overly moist conditions. While they are more cold-tolerant than standard lemon trees, they still require protection from frost.

In landscaping, Meyer Lemon trees are often used as ornamental plants in gardens and on patios, thanks to their attractive appearance, fragrant flowers, and delicious fruit. They are particularly well-suited for container growing, making them a popular choice for those with limited space or unsuitable soil conditions.

Overall, the Meyer Lemon tree is a delightful addition to any garden, providing both aesthetic appeal and a practical yield of tasty, aromatic fruit. Its manageable size, relatively easy care, and delicious lemons make it a favorite among citrus enthusiasts and home gardeners.

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