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Meyer Lemon Bush

Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'

$39.95 (20% Off)

1. Size

  • Order now, get it by Tuesday, December 18
  • Ideal for container growing
  • Holds more fruit at younger ages
  • Easier to move indoors or cover during winter

2. Quantity

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-10 ft. unpruned

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'

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Effortless Growth, Kitchen to Patio

The Meyer Lemon Bush, a fresh favorite and new spin on your favorite must-have plant. And not only is it a prolific producer of sizable lemons, but it also fruits in one to two years.

Imagine vivid yellow and orange fruit even sooner – the Meyer Lemon Bush holds more fruit at a younger age, meaning instant contrast against glossy evergreen foliage, faster.

And the aroma from this amazing plant is second to none, since its citrus blossoms fill your home or yard with a fresh scent. Plus, the blooms self-pollinate, so you can produce fruit and one-of-a-kind fragrance with just one bush (but more is more when it comes to ordering two).

Best of all? This bountiful bush is hassle-free because it’s easy to move indoors and out, and it’s ideal for container planting. Long-lived and wonderfully lush, it’s super versatile, whether it’s placed in your home or elevating your garden.

Furthermore, we’ve nurtured our Meyer Lemon Bushes meticulously for cold hardiness and disease resistant. The Meyer Lemon Bush arrives in its own container, with all of its roots intact. Is there anything better than instant luxuriance?

Order your own Meyer Lemon Bushes today for fresh fragrance and elegance, delivered right to your door.

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Meyer Lemon Bush Pollination

Meyer Lemon Bush are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Meyer Lemon Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Who knew you could grow lemons in Portland?
This little meyer lemon tree is a real workaholic! Take a peek at the photos of 17 beautiful. juicy lemons ripening on the tree - minus the two that my aussie doodle already “picked.” Who knew I could grow lemons in Portland Oregon!
December 12, 2018
Shipping was bad but survived lmao ok
So apparently the plastic wrapping for the lemon tree broke during shipping??? the dirt spilled everywhere and like the bare roots were exposed but it survived so that's good :>>>>

It looks healthy but tiny so let's hope it survives!!!
December 11, 2018
Growing Zone:
Meyer Lemon Tree
I bought the 4-5 foot tree in 2013; I received a crop of lemons around Thanksgiving 2014 and received another crop again November 2018; I recommend this website to all that ask me where I got it. Thank you, I love my lemons; I made Lemoncello this time...Jayne Z
December 10, 2018
December 8, 2018
1 month ago
Amazing service, product, and delivery.... Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 8, 2018
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
Survived fierce wind
It's standing but not mature. Looking forward to my own lemons later in the year, if it produces successfully. Leaves are green and look healthy so far.
December 6, 2018
1 month ago
I like my Meyer Lemon Tree I can’t tell you too much about it at this time it looks really good I’m loosing leaves hopefully that’s normal. I will know more about it when it gets in the blooming season.
My Meyer Lemon tree at about three weeks after getting it 
Martha Howard
My Meyer Lemon tree at about three weeks after getting it Martha Howard
December 5, 2018
1 month ago
I give this a thumbs up
This tree is very good tree. It produce 5 lemons its first year. It also produce eight lemons its second year. I would recommend the street to anybody.
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November 29, 2018
over 3 years ago
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awesome team
awesome customer service
awesome tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a wonderful first experience with this company. I have a healthy happy tree and a healthy happy me.:-)
I am thinking about an avocado tree in the near future.
November 28, 2018
1 month ago
Great customer service.
Customer Service is great. They sent a replacement for the 1st tree that arrived with the roots exposed and all the leaves had been knocked off in transit The replacement tree was twice as large and arrived in much better shape. Very happy with the service. Not sure about ordering live plants through the mail.
November 25, 2018
1 month ago

Planting & Care

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

Meyer Lemon Bush Planting Diretions

Versatile and vibrant, the Meyer Lemon Bush is an ideal pick that grows well, indoors or out. It’s a choice plant for container growing and is easily protected during the winter months by covering or moving inside. And though it’s effortless to maintain, our tips and tricks will ensure bolstered growth for months to come.


Location: It’s best to plant your Meyer Lemon in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Six hours (or more) of direct sun is best for the bush but planting it next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection.


Remember to water the Meyer Lemon Bush deeply, once every seven to ten days in midsummer (newly planted bushes may need more frequent watering until they’re established), and water it less often if it rains or if the weather is cool.


Planting instructions: Select a container one to two pot sizes larger than the shipped container to allow roots to spread. Fill the bottom of your pot with a 2-inch layer of crushed stone to improve drainage and fill a third of the pot of potting soil. Score the roots to promote growth and bury it at the same depth it was planted in its previous pot. Layer with 2 inches of compost for best results.

Water well and place near a South-facing window for the adequate sun exposure.


Watering: Allow the soil to dry, down to around 2 inches, between waterings. Never let your Meyer Lemon Bush remain in standing water.


But while the roots prefer to stay on the dry side, citrus leaves love humidity. Your plant will do best if misted daily, especially when you are running indoor heating during cooler months.  You can also use a humidifier or fill your pot's saucer with rocks and add water.


Pollination assistance: You can pollinate your indoor bushes by hand. Simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paint-brush and stick it into the center of one bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated, completing this process once daily and refraining from washing the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. From there, the bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.


Fertilization: We recommend applying 2 to 3 inches of organic matter to your soil to conserve moisture for best results.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Christmas gifts for my Daughter.
????????? F on Dec 12, 2018
I need lemons.
Brian L on Dec 11, 2018
Christmas gifts for my Daughter.
????????? F on Dec 12, 2018
We use a lot of lemon's. The price in the store are becoming too high so I am trying to grow my own.
Angelika V on Dec 12, 2018
I need lemons.
Brian L on Dec 11, 2018
My mom loves lemons so I shall plant a lemon tree in her yard :)
Also organic is important.
Jenarose G on Dec 10, 2018
As a gift for my mother-in-law. She has wanted on of these all year
Marlon R on Dec 9, 2018
Love Fresh Lemons.
Elaine V on Dec 6, 2018
We had lemons trees in our backyard growing up & this one was a gift !
Vivian D on Nov 30, 2018
I drink a lot of lemon and salt water
Becky A on Nov 30, 2018
Because it can be grown indoors and its replacing a fake tree.
Leslee A on Nov 27, 2018
Thought this would be a fun one to grow
Paula M on Nov 25, 2018
i wanted a lemon tree and if they match the pictures from which i ordered they look healthy and vibrant.
Shelley B on Nov 24, 2018
The reputation of the Meyer Lemon is undisputed for quality and productivity; taste, smell and color. Can't wait!
ELIZABETH L on Nov 20, 2018
Great gift to give.
Cynthia S on Nov 15, 2018
I’ve had great luck with the fast growing trees site, and this is something I’ve always wanted.
Karen B on Nov 15, 2018
I've started drinking lemon water, and making sure I have them around will be easier when I can just pick them at home. I can't wait to get my own lemon tree.
Terri D on Nov 14, 2018
wonderful tree
Timothy S on Nov 14, 2018
Since relocating to the Royal City of Saint Louis, a beautiful city should have beautiful trees
Larry W on Nov 13, 2018
Living in the northwest I am curious to see if I could grow a lemon tree not common to are area.Ill try to see how it goes.Ive also purchased an avocado and a olive tree which are thriving now can’t wait to to see the fruits of my labor.
wayne w on Nov 10, 2018
I chose the Meyer Lemon Tree for my daughter for her birthday because she loves lemons and she will be so happy to take care of this little tree. It will be so exciting to watch it grow and produce fruit soon!
Tonia D on Nov 7, 2018
We are giving this to our boss who lost her mother recently as a reminder.
Sheryl B on Nov 5, 2018
I like Meyer lemons.
Brian M on Nov 4, 2018
I love the fruit!
Arlene A on Nov 4, 2018
The best option I saw on the internet as far as root protection. Using it for a painting project on canvas about lemon trees. :-)
Lexie L on Nov 2, 2018
I have wanted a Meyer lemon for years but could not find one that would ship to CA
Joy B on Nov 1, 2018
I prefer meyer lemons to others and this size is perfect for two of us at home.
Robert M on Oct 29, 2018
I just love growing citrus trees and the Meyer is one of my favorite lemons
Patsy F on Oct 29, 2018
I love lemons! And I love the greenery to use in floral arrangements. The leaves smell like citrus when’d you touch them. I am so happy with my Meyer Lemon tree.
Beverly M on Oct 27, 2018
Richard S on Oct 26, 2018
Love it
Michael O on Oct 23, 2018
Have been wanting one for a long time
Liza R on Oct 21, 2018
I want to thank you, I have wanted a lemon tree and was able to get 2 for the cross-Pollination.
Debbie M on Oct 15, 2018
Requested as a gift
Walter G on Oct 15, 2018
Wanted to see if I could grow it.
Dale b on Oct 13, 2018
Please delete this order. Your coupon suppose to work and it didn't.
VICTOR C on Oct 13, 2018
Please delete this order. It's suppose to be free delivery over a hundred dollar order.
VICTOR C on Oct 13, 2018
My coworker purchased lots of trees from this site and loves it. I read a lot of reviews on this item and it was positive so it made the decision easy.
Thuy N on Oct 11, 2018
Because it's adorable!
Crystal T on Oct 10, 2018
I use citrus is my cooking and prefer fresh.
Robert M on Oct 7, 2018
I had one at my old house that was 6 feet tall. I now live on 5 acres that would be even prettier with a beautiful Meyer Lemon tree!
Rowena B on Oct 6, 2018
hoping for fruit and organic is always better
diana a on Oct 4, 2018
it sounds like a really beautiful tree that would be a wonderful addition to our apartment, right in front of the windows! very excited.
SHANDRA M on Sep 30, 2018
Small and mobile for outdoor and indoor
martin b on Sep 29, 2018
My momma loves lemon and I love her.
cindy w on Sep 29, 2018
wanted to start out with a small, inexpensive plant because its for my office and I don't have a great green thumb
karen k on Sep 21, 2018
Needed a lemon tree and this fits the bill.
Cynthia S on Sep 19, 2018
want to have own lemon tree rather buy in store
David M S on Sep 17, 2018
I bought a pair of these Meyer Lemon trees for my husband for our 5th wedding anniversary. I'm a pastry chef and he absolutely loves my Meyer lemon curd. He's going to love these!
melodome on Sep 17, 2018
food & zone
Erik S on Sep 16, 2018
We spent a reasonable amount of $$$ buying Lemon fruits at grocery stores. I finally decided to give it a try... plant my own
Lemon Tree.
Josef S on Sep 12, 2018
Hardy to 20 F
Diane F on Sep 11, 2018
We use a lot of lemon's. The price in the store are becoming too high so I am trying to grow my own.
Angelika V on Dec 12, 2018
My mom loves lemons so I shall plant a lemon tree in her yard :)
Also organic is important.
Jenarose G on Dec 10, 2018
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.
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 you need 2 trees so they pollinate and grow fruit?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Meyer lemon is a self fertile, and can make lemons without a pollinating tree. However, having more than one tree greatly improves the amount of lemons that you'll get.
Is it organic? Are there any aspects of this Improved Meyer Lemon Tree that have GMO or pesticidal components introduced to its DNA?
Rick M on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our products are Non-Gmo, but to comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all natural and organic growing techniques to grow organic fruit.
When do you fertilize the Myers lemon tree?my Myer lemon tree has flowers on it do I fertelize
Adam b on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is 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.
what s difference between Meyer lemon tree and 'improved" Meyer lemon tree. which one do you sell @your company?
blue angels on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We sell the Improved Meyer Lemon tree which is more disease resistant than the Meyer Lemon tree.
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.
After adding a citrus fertilizer to my potted Meyer Lemon Tree that I keep indoors, a few days later I noticed tiny little flies flying around and landing on the potting mix. Is this common and is there a safe pesticide or spray that I can use?
Andrea M on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would dust the plant and soil with human grade diatomaceous earth. It is safe to eat, will not harm pets or people so the fruit can be consumed after applying. DE is natural and consists of dried single celled sea creatures. These tiny dried creatures pierce the bodies of insects and they dehydrate and die.
Can I keep lemon tree inside the house?
Tam N on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, absolutely--we have had our lemon tree inside since we first bought it three years ago. We have a very large pot on a wheeled tray to make it easier to move around when we need to. It needs a bright sunny window and when the weather is beautiful we take it out to the sunporch occasionally, to soak up the sun.
once the lemon tree has blossomed and you start to see the little lemons, what do I do next?
Pamela B on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The young tree can produce lots of flowers and begin making tiny lemons. But commonly would not have enough strength to hold these tiny fruits. It is NORMAL and tells you that the tree will do much better next year. (they say you might wait for 2 to 3 years before the young tree matures and can hold its fruits until they ripen)

Just make sure that it grows healthy dark green, shiny leafage. Every tree needs your thoughtful care from the start, just make sure it has enough water (not too much though), sunshine and your love :)))

There is some special soil for sale in a nursery exclusively for Citrus trees, you can use it but very moderately. Lemons do NOT like mulch.

Please do not expose your lemon tree to super heat - move the pot into some LIGHT shade then.

Whether you plant your tree in a pot or in the ground please make sure it is not exposed to exreme weather.

I have my first 5 green lemons growing into medium size lemons right now :) After 2 years since I purchased it !! I'm in very hot, dry and windy Nevada, and my lovely Lemon tree likes to be outside, protrected by a half shade porch, some portion of the roof and 2 walls. The Very Best Luck!!
I have read a lot of places online that you should cut off branches with thorns on lemon trees? Is that true or should I let the thorn branches stay on my tree?
caitlynk on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most branches can grow thorns; you should not cut them off simply for them having thorns. You may, however, elect to trim the thorns themselves. I use a set of fingernail clippers, this provides pinching instead of shearing, to close off the veins in the wood itself.
Is your Meyer Lemon tree organic or does it have insecticide or other chemicals applied to it?
Marc M on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all natural and organic growing techniques to grow organic fruit.
When you say patio, does that mean it needs to be enclosed or is an outside porch in Zone 7 (it definitely gets cold and snows) all right to grow the tree?
Susan T on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in Maryland, zone 7. You must bring the plant inside in the winter time. Our winters are too cold to have it outside all year round.
can I plant the Meyer Lemon Tree in the ground instead of keeping it in a pot?
Lisa E on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)
How often should you water a meyer lemon tree?
Shannon M on Aug 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have mine in a pot so I water it weekly. I give it about 2 cups once a week, and half of that in the winter. Hope that helps. I also have a grape fruit tree as well as a key lime and I do the same for them.
I brought my tree in from the cold this winter and it has lost all of its leaves and some of the limbs are dying. I've got it in the sunniest place in my house which granted is still not the what can I do to save my tree before it dies?
Kim P on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is probably just stressed from the move indoors, which is perfectly normal.
Can I use Meyer lemons in recipes that call for lemons?
Chattasanree on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. they have an amazing taste
My Meyer tree has lemons the size of a golf ball but they are green they have been green for about two months why is that?
Ida Z on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lemons will start green, as they ripen they will turn yellow. It can take 4-6 months for them to ripen.
Can I grow Meyer lemon in pot under 125 watt CFL bulb.all yr.?
Christine H on Feb 12, 2016
do the fruit have seeds?
Rodney k on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine does. They are small and maybe 2 seeds per lemon I have enjoyed mine.
We are at zone 8. Do we need to move lemon plants into the house in the winter ?
Mimi p on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would. You will see freezing temps in growing zone 8 which would damage the tree. Lemons need high humidity and lots of sun
Brought my lemon tree in for winter it lost all of its leaves what can I do to get in back on track?
Patsy T on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Normal for the dry winter months, spraying daily with bottled water helps a lot. (Bottled or non chlorinated) they will grow back come spring. If you have good light and warm temps they recover quicker. I'm in NH and they can take a while so be patient. Also a small humidifier near your tree is good for the winter months. Keep them is a South West window. Re-pot or feed before returning them outside and don't let them have full on sun right away. Let the acclimate for a week or 2.
Do these trees go through a dormant period?
Barb D on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not a tree expert but I'd say no. It stays green all year round, fruiting in the winter. I keep it indoors and it loses a few leaves in the winter. It now just started to bud flowers. I'm guessing this is when it pollinates. I've had the tree for 2.5 years and couldn't be happier.
my lemon tree is losing leaves and some leaves are curled up any idea what the cause is? Tree is not overwatered it is in a sunny warm indoor location
Alex123 on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like normal transition stress. Here are some tips. Be sure it is completely dried out before watering. If humidity is low in the house, mist it daily. If it isn't getting bright sun from a window or glass door be sure to supplement with a plant light. Be sure it isn't in a heat or cold draft from a vent. My favorite fertilizer is Espoma Citrus-Tone. It's organic and perfectly balanced.
When to feed?
Diane V on Nov 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is 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.
Can I make Meyer lemon to flower it had dozen but all fell off can I make my Meyer lemon to flower in Jan.?
Christine H on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ours fell off too; however, they are supposed to flower twice a year. Last year, our first year, we got 7 lemons.
My lemon tree has great news growth but it's losing some of its older leaves I brought it inside but it's still losing leaves can you help me?
Lacey L on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Losing leaves after being transitioned indoors is completely normal. Also if it is producing fruit it will drop leaves as well. Leaf drop is a defense mechanism that allows the plant to put all of its nutrients into the tree and the fruit. It will push out new leaves. As long as the tree is green it is healthy. John is correct that over watering can cause this to happen too.
when to plant Meyer Lemon Tree?
Johnny on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi! I never planted mine, because of where I lived, I kept it in a large pot and left it out on the deck (it LOVED that!) But would bring it inside once the cooler Temps would hit...took care of it like a baby and in return, gave great fruit! :)
P.S. the smell of the flowers before it produces any lemons is DELICIOUS!!!
I have my Meyers Lemon in my house. It has a light over it and sits in the corner, not a lot of air. Lately I have noticed what looks like a web connecting from the little stems to the branch What in your opinion do I need to do. I live in TX. in zone 8 and it is cold here right now so I am afraid to take it outside. HELP please. I got only one lemon off of it last year and it was soooo good. I would like to get some year. What do you recommend for the webs on the branches?
Doris P on Jan 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like Spider Mites, if you check underneath the leaves very carefully with a magnifying glass, you would see the ting greenish brown mites. There are many commercial remedies, including organic. Check on Amazon or at a garden store. You can also Google home made remedies, I have use organic Neem oil with success, but be sure to cover every inch of the plant, especially under the leaves, and do again a week or so later to get any newly hatched mites.
I have the Meyer lemon tree. I have new branches growing from the main trunk. Knowing this a grafted tree on a different citrus tree is it advisable to trim off these new branches?
Rick1 on Apr 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will see the bump in the trunk where the Meyer has been grafted on to root stock. I remove any growth below that graft point. You don't want the root stock branches to develop and take strength away from the Meyer.

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