Meyer Lemon

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Meyer Lemon

Citrus x meyeri
Valley Lemon, ‘Meyer’ Lemon, Citrus
5

10 feet
5

10 feet
Chinese cultivar, introduced to the U.S. in 1908; improved variety introduced after 1940.
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Best in sun, but tolerates shade. Evergreen. “Meyer” is a citrus-tangerine hybrid with a compact size and abundant fruit. The lemons are plump, juicy, and less acidic than true lemons; they can even be eaten out of hand.

Initially introduced to the U.S. in the early twentieth century, Meyer lemon was widely popularized by the Martha Stewart brand. It can be grown in a container or in the ground; in either case it is a shrub-size citrus.

Maintenance

Fruiting is best with bright light, well-drained soil, and mild temperatures. Container specimens may need extra care to prevent drying out.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
5-10' H, 5-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
March, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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