• Meyer Lemon Tree for Sale

    Meyer Lemon Tree for Sale

    Meyer Lemon Tree for Sale

    Meyer Lemon Tree for Sale


Meyer Lemon Tree

Reg: $99.90
Save: $49.95  (50%)
Ships: Tue, Feb 23

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  • 1-2 ft.

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones: 8-11 outdoors
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-10 ft. unpruned

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Citrus x meyeri

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Here's Why Meyer Lemons are the Best Selling Patio Citrus Trees:

So Hardy, it Grows Indoors or Out... reportedly withstanding brief temperatures as low as 22 F. If you live in a colder climate, you can easily move it inside for the winter. Your tree will continue to bear fruit and brighten your home. Its vivid yellow/orange fruit against its glossy evergreen foliage will make this your all-time favorite houseplant.

You Get a Lot of Lemons to Eat and Share. These are prolific fruiters, even when young. Order our large-sized trees and you will be picking lemons the very first season. Plus, Meyer Lemons ripen over several months, not all at once, so you have more time to enjoy them.

A Great Tasting Lemon. Meyers are naturally sweeter than standard lemons. My children make healthy, nutritious Meyer Lemonade with just lemons and water... no processed sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Amazing Citrus Blossoms Fill Your Home or Yard with a Fresh, Delightful Scent. The fragrance is almost like a jasmine/citrus blend. It's one of the best smelling plants I know of. These blooms self-pollinate to produce fruit.

This is a FUN Tree. It's almost always doing something. Either it's fruiting or blooming. When friends come over, they will want to see what's new with your Meyer Lemon... it's almost like having a pet.

Trouble-Free Citrus Tree. Highly adaptable and forgiving... just give it a little organic fertilizer and water occasionally. Long lived and capable of producing fruit for over 30 years. If you bring it indoors, try to place it within 6 feet of a sunny window.

Our Meyer Lemon trees are grafted on to a sturdy root stock, rather than grown from seed like many other nurseries. This helps our Nurserymen produce a better quality tree that's hardier, fruits sooner, and has a more attractive form. This process takes a lot of hand work and time, but the difference is dramatic.

Customer Reviews

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I Bought the 3-4 ft tree. I received a 3 ft tree healthy, shipped in its own pot. After 2 weeks 3 leaves turned a yellow color. I read that was a vitamin deficiency. bought some citrus fertilizer. It is now very green. In 2 months it has 16 new branches started from the original 6 branches it came with. Also has 4 flower clusters that smell intoxicating. Love this very cool little tree
December 31, 2012
I am 33 years old and buy quite a bit online but have never submitted a review for anything. Since I was so pleasantly surprised with this purchase I thought I should give it a go. We ordered the tree on Friday and it was here on Tuesday. It was almost 3 feet tall with live blooms and 5 ""baby"" lemons! I have ordered many fruit and other plants online that have all come as small sticks. This was a huge surprise. As a note, they ad is correct. The smell of the flowers is amazing. We are thinking about a second Meyer Lemon Tree and have revisited the site today to make plans for our next purchase.
December 31, 2012
Wow! I mean WOW! This tree is AMAZING. I hate to use shouty capitals, but this tree WARRANTS it! From the moment I removed it from the packaging my senses have been overwhelmed. Let me break it down by each sense. Sight: This tree is very pleasing to the eye. It has clearly been cared for well up until now by the tree geniuses at Fast-Growing-Trees.com because it's symmetry is gorgeous. Smell: The aroma wafting from this tree transports me to the island of Cyprus where I used to spend summers with my grandmother. I can't wait until my kitchen smells like lemon cakes...I love lemon cakes, just call me Sansa Stark!! Feel: The lemons are so smooth. I like to gently caress them with a lover's touch. The tree really likes that. It has increased it's lemon production by 50% since I began this practice. Taste: I like to squeeze the lemon juice directly into my mouth and swish it around like a fine wine, testing acidity levels and for trace minerals from the 100% organic worm castings I have been growing the tree in. Sound: I am almost certain I can hear this tree singing to me throughout the day. It is so happy and yellow that it's soul sings out to mine in joyous rapture. If I had to compare my tree to say, a Hollywood actor, I would have to say that my tree is Chris Hemsworth because it is strong and tall and sexy. I can't imagine any tree being better than this one. Why would anyone ever decide to buy, say, a ficus, when this tree is available. I am certainly going to purchase another one so that this tree will not be lonely when I am gone to work during the day.
December 31, 2012
I just received my tree about 3 days ago, and everything seems to be going fine. I had ordered the 4-5ft tree, and it measures in probably closer to 4 feet. It looks healthy, and while not as full as in the pictures, I had expected as much. It was packaged well, and only one small branch had broke during shipment. I did have to wait a long time to receive it- I had ordered my tree back in January and I just received it late last week (Mid-May)- but that was understandable as I'm sure Michigan winters are much too cold to risk shipping a citrus tree. I'm looking forward to transplanting and growing my meyer lemon tree in a container on my patio in the summer and in front of a large picture window in the winter! Based on this purchase, I would order more from fast growing trees
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Too Early
The tree seems to be holding up fairly well. I have and am following the instruction I received with the plant. It is in a large clay vase as shown in your picture. As of yet there are no blooms but I am waiting to see if things pick up as spring approaches.
January 8, 2015
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
Too soon to tell
I ordered a 3-4 ft blood orange tree and a 3-4 ft Meyer lemon tree. Both arrived quickly, well packaged, and in good health. Because I live in MI, I planted them in pots. They spent the summer on my deck, and were recently moved indoors as the temperatures dropped. I've had them about 4 months now, and while they look fairly healthy, they haven't shown very many signs of growth yet. Slightly disappointing but perhaps to be expected. The orange tree came nicely shaped; the lemon tree, not so much. I'm hoping to be able to make it look better once it starts growing more. The orange tree hasn't bloomed (not showing any signs it wants to either). The lemon tree just recently put out flowers all over. I have yet to fertilize them. Maybe it'll give them a boost when I do. I'm hopeful they'll do well this winter. I don't expect a bumper crop on trees that small/young, but a handful of homegrown citrus would be super nice! Time will tell :)
October 7, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI, US
1 year ago
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My little tree
My new little tree is coming along nicely after a couple of months - lots of new branches coming and now some flowers! We live in S FL, so I will be expecting my first crop soon!
March 2, 2015
1 year ago
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My sister and I purchased a Meyer Lemon for my mom's birthday in March of 2013. My parents live in Arkansas and are both very good gardeners. The tree arrived in great condition. In fact, it was quite a bit larger than we expected, though perhaps a bit spidery (one main stalk with all the branches near the top). My parents repotted the tree in a larger pot with well draining soil (they may have trimmed the roots a bit - I'm not sure). The well draining soil seems to be important since citrus trees do not like wet roots. The tree thrived in their south facing sun room, flowered and made the whole house smell fresh and citrusy. About 2/3 of the flowers fruited, but all but about 17 fruits fell (which I think is expected). In the summer, they placed the tree outside in a sunny spot and watered it about every other day (it is very hot there). All the fruits continued to grow and the tree itself filled out (produced new branches, grew in height and produced many new leaves) and no longer seems spidery. A couple fruit were pulled off by over zealous guests who were admiring the tree - but 15 remain and are starting to ripen on the tree now.My parents are very happy with the tree and my sister and I are very please that we got it for them. (Seems like a perfect and entertaining gift that keeps on giving!
December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
I bought a Meyer lemon tree and a lime, and an orange tree. These are the best live plants I have EVER received and I have bought live plants many times. I got them about 6 weeks ago and all of them have fruit already forming. Would definitely buy from here again
December 31, 2012
I've had my Meyer Lemon Tree for about a month. I'm in Zone 7 so growing in a pot. Boy is this a happy plant! Arrived in great condition. I planted it and put it in the sunshine indoors. Am now able to put it outside for the remainder of Spring and Summer. It is already covered in white blooms and/or buds and growing new leaves everywhere. You can see something new on it every single day. Great, beautiful,, healthy tree. You can almost see it dance it's so happy
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Meyer Lemon Tree

The Meyer Lemon tree, is a citrus fruit native to China. It was introduced to the United States in 1908 by the agricultural explorer Frank Nicholas Meyer. The Meyer Lemon tree is commonly grown in China in garden pots as an ornamental tree. It became popular as a food item in the United States when Martha Stewart began featuring them in her recipes. By the mid 1940s the Meyer lemon tree had become widely grown in California. However, at that time it was discovered that a majority of the Meyer Lemon trees being cloned were symptom-less carriers of the Citrus Tristeza virus, a virus which had killed millions of citrus trees all over the world and rendered other millions useless for production.

After this finding, most of the Meyer Lemon trees in the United States were destroyed to save other citrus trees. A virus-free selection was found in the 1950s by Don Dillon of the California company Four Winds Growers, and was later certified and released in 1975 by the University of California as the ‘Improved Meyer Lemon Tree.’

Seasonal information: The Improved Meyer lemon tree grows well in warm climates. They are fairly vigorous; a tree grown from seed usually begins fruiting in four years. While the Improved Meyer lemon tree produces fruit throughout the year, the majority of the crop is harvested in winter.

Location: It is best to plant the Improved Meyer lemon tree in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Planting next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection. Remember to water the improved Improved Meyer lemon tree deeply once every seven to ten days in midsummer (newly planted trees may need more frequent watering until established), and water less often if it rains or if the weather is cool.

Planting instructions: Choose a pot large enough to give your Improved Meyer lemon tree roots room to spread. Fill the bottom of your pot with a 2-inch layer of crushed stone to improve drainage. Fill pot 1/3-full of potting soil. Score the roots of the Improved Meyer lemon tree to promote growth and bury it at the same depth it was planted in its previous pot. Layer with 2 inches of compost. Water well.

Watering: Allow the soil to dry down to 2 inches between waterings. Never let your Improved Meyer lemon tree remain in standing water.

While the roots prefer to stay on the dry side, citrus leaves love humidity.  Indoor Citrus will do best if misted daily especially when you are running your heat during cooler months.  You can also use a humidifier or fill your pot’s saucer with rocks and add water; place your plant on the rocks ensuring the bottom of the pot is above the water line.

Fertilization: It is also recommended to apply 2 to 3 inches of organic matter under the canopy of the tree to conserve moisture. An Improved Meyer lemon tree must be fertilized every four to six weeks from February to August to ensure a healthy grow cycle and be pruned every one or two years to keep them within bounds and easy to pick.

Weed Control: Remove competing weeds that grow near the ground-planted tree. Improved Meyer lemon tree, as a grafted tree, produces many suckers from the base, particularly in containerized trees. Remove suckers regularly by breaking or cutting.

Pests and Disease: Your Improved Meyer lemon tree will not like frost. You should protect your lemon tree from frost if temperatures drop below 30 degrees F. You should also take care to monitor your Improved Meyer lemon tree for pests, although pests are often harmless. Identifying pests can help you learn what is in your garden, and it may help you determine whether any of your other trees or plants are at risk. Insecticides can destroy natural parasites and do more harm than good to your lemon trees and to other members of your garden. You should only use them when needed.

Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain your lemon tree’s shape. Clip off any branches that are too long. Remove branches growing toward the trunk of the tree instead of away from it. This will maintain airflow between the branches.

Pollination: The Improved Meyer lemon tree is self-fruitful, which is the horticulturists’ way of saying “self pollinator.” This means that you do not need to plant pollinating citrus trees near your Improved Meyer lemon tree to ensure you get a lemon crop.

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Size. No much waiting to see the product.
Anthony G on Feb 9, 2016
We love lemons and I love the idea of having a lemon tree that will produce lemons in a planter on my patio!
Vinnie D on Feb 6, 2016
Size. No much waiting to see the product.
Anthony G on Feb 9, 2016
Landscaping and consumption
Stephen Q on Feb 7, 2016
We love lemons and I love the idea of having a lemon tree that will produce lemons in a planter on my patio!
Vinnie D on Feb 6, 2016
I thought it would be fun getting fruit indoors. I have a great spot in my house for the tree but only get maybe 5 or 6 ripe lemons a year.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
I researched lemon trees and Meyers was the most impressive. Their trees for sale and reviews were the best.
Jennifer C S on Feb 4, 2016
in remembrance of my father
Hebe S on Feb 3, 2016
I use lots and lots of lemon and having my own plant would be very cost effective.
Vanessa M on Feb 2, 2016
The reviews were very good and I love Meyer Lemons.
Barbara H on Feb 1, 2016
My wife loves using lemons for cooking and when I saw the reviews for this tree, thought it would be a good container tree for our patio.
James D on Jan 31, 2016
I wanted lemons and limes around the pool area for adult beverages.
Julia B on Jan 30, 2016
Meyer Lemons are the best and make fabulous marmalade. I can't find them in groceries these days and now hope to be able to grow my own. Can't wait to be able to enjoy the citrus fragrance.
Katherine B on Jan 30, 2016
This is a gift
Renee W on Jan 28, 2016
Fun Fun!!! Got exactly 21 Lemons off my 4-5 ft tree 8 mths later
katie g on Jan 28, 2016
I love lemon trees
Tzveta M on Jan 19, 2016
my clementine is full of new shoots, i'm really pleased with it , i use a lot of lemons i never new i could grow my own i thought i would give it a try.
Lawrence K on Jan 19, 2016
This is a sympathy gift to plant to remember a grandmother that recently passed away.
Paul and Jennifer T on Jan 18, 2016
its a gift for my granddaughter.i think she will love this tree
Glenna T on Jan 17, 2016
Because they are practical, hardy, and smell divine
Shelley A on Jan 17, 2016
Replacing a Meyer Lemon bought elsewhere that didn't thrive. Should grow well in our cool winter greenhouse and hot summers.
Rebecca H on Jan 14, 2016
The price of buying lemons at the store made me research growing my own.This tree is absolutely beautiful to look at so it is a great addition to our garden. I live in zone 5, so this will have to be an indoor/outdoor plant. I do look forward to being able to grow fruits that most of my neighbors won't have access to, and after research I am actually looking forward to the indoor winter time with the plant as people rave about the fresh scent it gives off.
Kristen J on Jan 14, 2016
Heard from coworker
Sheena D on Jan 12, 2016
Because it can be grown inside the house
Kari P on Jan 9, 2016
very juicy lemons
Mary H on Jan 9, 2016
I use the fruit every day.
Dee D on Jan 4, 2016
as a gift for someone who will love it.
Brian R on Jan 3, 2016
Recommendation from friend
Philip R on Dec 31, 2015
Fast shipping, big size
Justin R on Dec 30, 2015
for lemonade and desserts
April H on Dec 28, 2015
It's going to be awesome in my living room!
Madeline L on Dec 28, 2015
I have one from Fast Growing trees and it is amazing. I wanted another larger tree.
Debbie A on Dec 25, 2015
Use a lot of lemons.
Stephanie D on Dec 25, 2015
I've always wanted a lemon tree and decided now was the time! I am excited that I can grow it in the house. I never thought I could have one in this climate so finding out I can have one was exciting to me!
Coralie H on Dec 24, 2015
Purchased before, LOVED IT!!!! Was able to make Lemoncello the first season and still have extras for cooking!
Susan L on Dec 21, 2015
It's Beautiful
Harry B on Dec 20, 2015
Previous purchase
Kathy G on Dec 20, 2015
I use Lemon's for drinks and cooking.
Cheryl M on Dec 20, 2015
Ease of website and also supplies recommended for growing trees. Looking forward to giving this as a gift.
Mary M on Dec 20, 2015
My husband has really been wanting one so I ordered one for him for Christmas.
Jessica M on Dec 18, 2015
We currently have Honey Bell Oranges that are wonderful! We experience Meyer Lemons fresh from the tree in AZ so want to grow them too.
James B on Dec 18, 2015
Looking for a lemon tree and they popped up first.
Holly F on Dec 16, 2015
Gast growing and they say the trees bear plenty of fruit.
Jacqueline V on Dec 16, 2015
They are so beautiful now.... and thriving inside (Boston) while the cold winter passes them by! Purchased at the start of summer and have amazing lemons on one - the other is right behind. EVERYONE asks about my lemon tress! Be patient (no...it won't look like the picture... but I bet 2 more years and they will be close)
michelle h on Dec 14, 2015
Ken and Vicki M on Dec 14, 2015
I saw one in a person's house. It could grow outside here
in SW Florida. I once had a lemon tree but not a Meyer.
The information I read about it helped me to decide.
Leila G on Dec 14, 2015
Looking for manageable fruit plant that grows in NV weather, hoping this is it!
Yuko S on Dec 13, 2015
I've bought trees before from this company and couldn't be more pleased. Because this is a gift, I feel assured it will arrive as promised.
Denise P on Dec 11, 2015
wife spotted and that's all I needed to purchase, you Know how that is.
Jerry S on Dec 9, 2015
Rick M on Dec 7, 2015
I love lemon trees and unfortunately I haven't had too much luck growing indoor lemon trees from seed here in Ohio. I can't wait to receive this Meyer lemon tree and enjoy fresh lemons from it! So excited!
Brianne C on Dec 6, 2015
Sweet lemons for my juice
Jeanne Z on Dec 6, 2015
Landscaping and consumption
Stephen Q on Feb 7, 2016
I thought it would be fun getting fruit indoors. I have a great spot in my house for the tree but only get maybe 5 or 6 ripe lemons a year.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
What size pot should I plant this tree in?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To begin with, a 12-inch pot will do quite well. As the tree grows, every 12-18 months, you will need to transplant it to a slightly larger pot until you get to the size pot you want to keep it in. Many use a 24-inch pot for the final size. Select pots with smooth sides; if the rim is smaller than the widest part you will have trouble getting the roots out when transplanting time comes. When you change pots, use a pot that is only slightly bigger than the root ball (if the tree is in a 12-inch pot, move it to a 14-inch pot). The tree will grow to fit the pot you give it, so if you want a smaller tree, you should end up with a smaller pot than 24 inches, perhaps a 16-inch or 18-inch pot. Whatever pots you use, make sure they have excellent drainage!
I live in zone 5. I purchased my tree last May. During the summer months my tree had full sunlight on our deck. When I purchased this plant it had both small lemons and blooms. It did very well this summer. I moved it to a large south facing window this fall and it remains n this spot. I have harvested about 5 lemons and have 10 golf ball (or larger) green lemons hanging in clumps on the tree. The tree has very few leaves left and they look some what stressed. Do I need to sacrifice this fruit to give this tree some strength? Some expert guidance is appreciated.
TineH on Jan 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: First, you can thin your small lemons to only one per cluster, or take them all off. Lemon trees tend to lose their leaves when stressed by changes in their environment, so moving your plant indoors probably caused the leaf drop. Watering is critical - do not overwater, but water when you stick your finer in the soil and it is dry to the second knuckle. That being said, never let the soil in the pot dry out all the way. Also, be sure you have excellent drainage. Don't let the pot sit in a saucer with water in it, as the soil will absorb the water and rot the roots. If you need a saucer to protect your floor, elevate the pot over the saucer on some kind of supports so the bottom doesn't sit in water. Indoor humidity tends to be a lot lower than outdoor humidity, so if your plant isn't happy, you can try misting it a couple of times a day. The large south-facing window sounds like it will provide the needed 6-8 hours a day of direct sunlight; this is important, because a tree that doesn't get enough sun will lose its leaves.
How long should it take before lemons start growing?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you bought a larger size tree, you might have lemons on it when you receive it, and if they are big enough, they should go ahead and ripen for you; if you bought a smaller tree, you might have to wait a year or so for the first lemons to start. The amount of lemons your tree produces will keep increasing for several years as the tree becomes more established.
When is the best time to prune?
Jane B on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You should be very sparing with your pruning, for the blooms and fruits are borne on the ends of the stems,and you can be cutting off your next crop of lemons. Dead wood or a branch that is growing too long or straight up can be pruned any time. If you wish to cut off the bottom branches to make a single trunk, or if you want to shape the plant smaller, you can prune when the plant is in slower growth mode, in the late winter. You can also thin the fruit to one per cluster to get bigger fruit and put less stress on the tree.
Do you need 2 trees so they pollinate and grow fruit?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Meyers Lemon trees are self pollinating when they are outside, (with some help from the bees) but indoors I pollinate with a tiny artists paintbrush, spreading the pollen from bloom to bloom.
is this lemon tree a dwarf? will it stay small
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Meyer Lemon is a dwarf that grows 6-8 feet tall in a pot and often smaller. If it gets larger than you wish, it can be made smaller either by pruning or by growing in a smaller pot. In the ground, it will grow to a semi-dwarf size of 10-12 feet tall or larger, but can be pruned to make it smaller.
Do lemon tree have thorns?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes mine does but only on the main branches. The fragrant flowers of the tree and the wonderful taste of the lemons make it a special part of my home. I have mine growing in the kitchen and it is awesome.
When do the trees produce fruit? Does the fruit come after the flower? I have 1 tree -- do I need a second tree? Thanks so much. Pat Keaton
Pat K on Mar 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Meyer Lemon produces fruit year round, and blooms, too. It will start out with just a few, probably within the next year and certainly within 2 years, and produce ever larger crops as it matures. The blooms come first, and then the fruit, which often takes 6 to 9 months to ripen, and even more if brought inside for the winter. The plant is self-fertile, and does not need another plant to pollinate it. However, if you grow it indoors, you might need to take a small paint brush and brush pollen from one bloom to another, since there will be no wind or insects to help spread the pollen to other blooms.
How tall is a 3-4 yr. old tree?
Meghan S on Jan 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are talking about live plants, so their size will be affected by growing conditions like light, water and temperature, but a 3-4 year Meyer Lemon will be about 3 feet tall.
why is my plants end of limbs wilting?
donnette d on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If they're turning black that is a sign of over watering. If the leaves are heavy and droopy looking ease up on the amount of water you're giving your tree. If the leaves are curling upwards then your tree needs a little extra water. You may need to fertilize your tree with some citrus fertilizer.
I have three medium green lemons and newly formed lemons from buds. How long does it take lemons to mature and turn yellow?
Johnnie w on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It takes from 6 to 9 months for a Meyer Lemon to ripen, and can take up to a year if you bring it indoors for the winter. They will gain considerable size long before they are ripe, so it is easy to misjudge.

There are several signs that the lemons are ripe: they will become a warm shade of yellow with little to no green at the end of the fruits; they become heavier and more rounded in shape; and they should give in a little when squeezed. Of course, the best way to tell if your fruit is ripe is to cut it off the tree and slice it, though if your tree is young and you don't have many fruit, you might be reluctant to use this method! The flesh should be yellow and sweet-tart, rather than greenish and sour.
I received the Meyer Lemon tree.and need to replant it in a bigger pot. what potting soil should i use?Can i use miragle grow when i water ?
sakina c on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Meyer Lemons Trees enjoy sandy, well drained, moist soil. Miracle Grow would be fine.
Can meyer lemon trees be grown in a pot outside?
Candace C on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, meyer lemons are pretty easy to grow in a pot and bring inside for the winter. They are very prolific lemon producers (they fruit more if they are close to being root bound). Of all the citrus trees they are also the most likely to survive scale or spider mite infestation. In order to prevent such an infestation, it is best to spray preventively with neem oil solution twice (about a week apart) especially before bringing the tree inside, and also periodically spray with fish emulsion solution which helps with scale and is also a fertilizer. Also, keep the tree free of ants and watch for "honey dew" - sure most visible sign of scale. As long as the tree is free of pests, it is a real pleasure to have around - it is beautiful, fragrant (it blooms inside during winter too), and the lemons are delicious.
Hi the tree that is 2-3 years of age is giving lemons already?
Gracyy on Jan 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you buy one of the larger lemon plants (3-4 feet or 5-6 feet) your plant will probably already have blooms and lemons when you receive it. However, even the smaller plants should be beginning to bloom and bear fruit after 2-3 years, if they like their growing conditions (light, water, fertilizer). Please bear in mind, no matter the size of the plant, you might have some leaf loss and growing will slow for a few weeks until the plant gets used to its new home. Once it is acclimated, it should grow well for you.
I just got my lemon tree. There are many branches starting to grow on the trunk. Do I cut them off or leave them on?
cheryl l on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If it's below the graft point you cut them off. If it's above the graft point it depends on how you want to shape the tree. More or less you should be pruning these as if you wanted to grow a very big bonsai tree. If you want a taller tree you should prune to encourage upward and outward growth.
I'm in zone 7 and I may not have a sunny window while keeping the tree indoors. What light will work best for indoor keeping through winter?
Joseph N on Jun 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in CT and I just put the tree in the front window where it gets sun, both direct and indirect and we get lemons all year long.
Do Lemon trees have spikes? I have grown many Lemon and orange trees and I have two that i started last year an they both have spikes on them no blossoms.
Phil M on Feb 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have been told that you can cut off the thornes without hurting the tree.
My tree is a yr. old and 27" high. Should I prune it back so it will fill out ?
bob h on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would let the tree grow fro a while before thinking about pruning. A citrus tree does not require pruning to keep it productive, and will develop an attractive shape without any pruning. There are some things you will want to prune: any sprouts growing from below the graft line near the bottom of the trunk; any crossing branches; or any dead wood. You will also want to cut back any unusually vigorous branches that grow longer than the others and make the tree look lopsided. The best time to prune is after the first good flush of spring growth; research at the University of Florida found that trees pruned then will recover more quickly and grow more vigorously than those pruned at other times. If, after several years, your tree is leggy and you wish to make it more bushy, you can cut it back by 20% and let it re-grow.
We didn't bring our tree inside before the first frost. When we did bring it inside the leaves fell off, but new growth came in eventually. There is still one branch that is dark brown and not growing. What should we do?
erik e on Mar 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Penelope's advice to cut back the brown branch is right on the spot. If you scrape the bark and find no green, cut off the branch. By the way, congratulations on bringing the tree back to life after its experience wit frost!
I live in Bonita Springs Fl zip code 34134. I have a pool in an enclosed screen lanai. I was thinking about planting either an Avacado tree or a lemon tree inside the lanai at a spot about eight feet away from the pools edge. Do you think these trees would drop ripened fruit into the pool when I'm snow birding north in the summer. In addition what season do these trees produce fruit?
Paul S on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If they plants are 8ft away from the pool the fruit should not get to the pool.
What is the proper time of the year for ground planting?
Gheyath M on Sep 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The optimal time to plant your Meyer lemon is the beginning of spring.
Is there a better time to plant?
Susan G on Aug 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you're keeping these trees indoors you can plant them at any time of the year. If you're planting them outdoors it's best to plant them in the early spring or fall when temperatures aren't too hot or cold.
in cooler climates when should i bring in my lemon tree?
phil l on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bring mine in when the night temperatures get below 50 degrees. They say they are tolerant of lower temperatures but I do not want to shock it that much. May plant has six lemons on it now and it is doing well. Watering is critical (do not overwater and provide great drainage) . Do not set in drafts and provide plenty of light. It will loose some leaves when moved but I get a couple harvests of lemons per year. I have done a lot of internet reading and have a friend who has had one for years and he gives me advice on it. Esponia brand citrus fertilizer is supposed to work well but I haven't found it locally, he recommended ferti-lome root stimulator and plant starter solution to get it established and now to switch to a slow release low numbers fertilizer like 3-3-3. I found a tree stake fertilizer that a store recommended so I just crumbled part of a stake to try it . Like I said I just tried it so I do not know that it will work. Do not overfertilize.
Mike near Toledo,
How soon will the 2-3 ft Meyer Lemon Tree have fruit. How old are these trees and are they grafted?
Arlene U on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are grafted, with the top part from a mature Meyer Lemon tree grafted onto root stock that is cold hardy and disease resistant and with several years growth on it already. Our trees already from one to 4 years years old, depending on what size you buy, and the larger ones will already be bearing blooms and fruit in the nursery. The 2-3 foot size will probably start to bloom and fruit a year after you purchase it. However, Mother nature is full of diversity, this time may vary according to the growing conditions you give it.
what is the best fertilizer to use for a meyer lemon tree?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A good fertilizer for the Meyer Lemon would be Espoma Citrus Tone or Dr. Earth's Organic #9
I live in zone 9. Can this tree be planted outside or must it stay in a pot?
Susan W on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Meyer Lemon trees do well planted in the ground in a zone 9. They're cold hardy down to about 24 degrees. If you area gets that cold or colder then your tree should be potted so you're able to bring it indoors during cold snaps.
need grow light for Meyer lermon tree ?
ladybug on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 8 and will keep mine outside until we begin to have freezes. I will over winter it in front of my garage window that has southern exposure.
Zone 5, at what temperature should I bring my lemon tree indoors?
At the moment is is full of buds!
Pietro on Sep 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm in the colder regions of zone 5. I bring mine inside when the outdoor temperatures at night regularly go below 45-50 degrees. As long as you're moving it to a nice sunny place it shouldn't influence the buds.
I have two ---- one budding and one pretty heavy with lemons and they make the transition fine.
Will this tree grow outside in a pot in Denver, Colorado?
Michelle H on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Meyer Lemon Tree will grow outside in a pot in Denver Colorado, it will just have to be kept inside during cold snaps and freezing temperatures.
how often should you fertilize my tree ?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the fertilizer and time of year. With the slow-release type, twice per year is sufficient. I use Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro and use 1 teaspoon per gallon on 'fertilizer Friday' while there's fruit production, and 1/4 teaspoon per gallon during the "off season". You can find it at Amazon and it works great!

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