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Meyer Lemon Tree

Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'

$39.95

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-t- Planting Mix
Meyer Lemon Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Meyer Lemon Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)



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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-10 ft. unpruned

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

February-March

Fruit Color:

Yellow

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Easy to Grow in your Kitchen or Patio

Here's Why the Meyer Lemon is the Best Selling Patio Citrus Tree:

So Hardy, it Grows Indoors or Out... 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, so you can produce fruit with just one tree. However, a tree will produce even more with a second one to cross-pollinate with.

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 thousands of dollars of fruit over a 30 year period. If you bring it indoors, try to place it within 4 feet of a sunny window. Meyer Lemons love growing in containers. The size of your pot will determine the size of your tree.

All Meyer Lemon Trees are NOT the Same. With ours you will be able to pick fruit up to 3-5 years sooner, because your tree is grafted, not grown from seed. We graft the top of a mature Meyer Lemon tree on to the root stock of a cold hardy, disease resistant citrus tree. The result: your tree thinks it's mature and starts producing fruit right away. Grafting is a natural process that has been used for thousands of years. It is time consuming and can add a year or more to our growing process. But here's the benefit for you:

  • You won't have to wait years for lemons
  • Lemons proven to taste great, rather than playing genetic roulette
  • A cold hardy tree, that's less prone to disease problems
  • More fruit over the life of your tree
  • A more controlled size

Your tree can grow twice as fast. It arrives in it's own container, with all of its roots intact. Some companies ship citrus trees without dirt on the roots. This is fine for some types of fruit trees but not citrus. Their roots can dry out and become damaged. This will slow their growth. Your tree arrives with a large root system, ready to support rapid growth.  While their trees are growimg roots, your tree is growing fruit.

What Size do I Need? If your sun exposure or growing conditions are less than ideal, then we recommend you start with one of our larger trees. They're already at a heavy fruiting size, with well developed branching structures. Some of these trees have been grown for up to 4-5 years and have fruited for several seasons.  

Place your order NOW and have your own Meyer Lemon Tree delivered right to your door.





Meyer Lemon Tree Pollination

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

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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
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!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
5

Planting & Care



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


Meyer Lemon Tree Planting Diretions

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.

Planting & Care

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Great for the deck and my toddlers are excited to grow their own fruits
Robert T on Oct 16, 2017
I need plants/trees that I can grow in a container and indoors/outdoors.
Sheilla B on Oct 16, 2017
Great for the deck and my toddlers are excited to grow their own fruits
Robert T on Oct 16, 2017
I love the Meyer Lemon. This was a replacement for mine, which failed after several years.
Gary B on Oct 16, 2017
I need plants/trees that I can grow in a container and indoors/outdoors.
Sheilla B on Oct 16, 2017
Because your trees are grafted
Anthony B on Oct 15, 2017
Stability for Zone 7
Michael H on Oct 15, 2017
Because I wanted to grow my own lemons
teresa c on Oct 14, 2017
Always wanted a lemon tree and great reviews on this one.
Jennifer W on Oct 11, 2017
I've had a Meyer Lemon before and have been wanting to try another one.
Susan R on Oct 6, 2017
I love Meyer lemons. They are sweeter than typical lemons.
Darlene T on Oct 6, 2017
to replace the tree lost after Irma.
georgia d on Oct 5, 2017
I LOST MY MEYER LEMON TREE DURING THE EXCAVATION OF MY BACK YARD FROM A SEWER BREAK
BEVERLY BRILL J on Oct 4, 2017
I chose this product because it can be grown indoors and I live in zone 5, a climate that is too cold for outdoor lemons.
Jennifer G on Oct 4, 2017
Great reviews and we are HUGE fans of Meyer lemons. Happy to gift this beautiful looking tree to our dearest aunt and uncle for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
S A on Oct 3, 2017
Wanted a citrus plant and the plant is doing very well.
Jack N on Oct 2, 2017
Sympathy
Susan E on Oct 1, 2017
ships to florida option
fruit first year
Rosemary M on Oct 1, 2017
Had one before and love the lemons
Sally H on Sep 27, 2017
a beautiful plant. i hope i can get it to bear fruit. the description sounds wonderful
sheila e on Sep 26, 2017
love the meyer lemons and use a large amount of lemons
Oscar W on Sep 25, 2017
Someone told me the Meyer Lemon tree was easy to grow.
Gwendolyn G on Sep 24, 2017
Love lemons and wanted to give it a try growing indoors
Kathleen N on Sep 23, 2017
wedding gift
keyvong g on Sep 22, 2017
Wanted Lemons
Timothy H on Sep 20, 2017
I bought this Lemmon tree for my daughter in law's birthday. She has always wanted one and I think this will make a great gift for her
Karen R on Sep 18, 2017
for the lemons
thomas o on Sep 17, 2017
Great smelling flowers indoors during the winter
Heather C on Sep 16, 2017
I use 2-3 lemons everyday in beverages. When I run out, I drive 15 miles to nearest store to buy more, usually a dollar each.
How lovely it would be to just pluck a lemon from my tree when I wanted one. Hope this decision to buy a lemon tree turns out to be a good decision.
Luana W on Sep 14, 2017
love lemons and would be a beautiful accent to the house
Jasmin S on Sep 14, 2017
I have wanted a lemon tree for years since visiting my cousin in California. This presentation makes it seem possible to grow in Georgia indoors plus it will come to my door. No more excuses.:-)
m.g. a on Sep 13, 2017
I recently bought two of these, one for my dgt. .. Mine is doing splendidly. This new one is for my sister-in-law in memory of my brother who just passed this past week.
Doris B on Sep 12, 2017
A gift for my husband
lalaine s on Aug 25, 2017
perfect size for outside my greenhouse and I can bring it in when we get our freeze.
Dan B on Aug 21, 2017
I have a Eureka Lemon that's doing quite well, however I'm told that Meyer Lemons are sweeter. I must find out for myself.
Walter M on Aug 16, 2017
good smell. pretty. compactness for apartment living / patio
Lee v on Aug 16, 2017
LOVE LEMONS HAVE YOU PRICED THEM AT THE STORE? YIKES!
Pat H on Aug 16, 2017
I love Meyer lemons, and any I find when shopping are usually overripe.
Catherine J on Aug 15, 2017
We understand it is easy to grow.
Stephen L on Aug 14, 2017
Would grow great in this area
Griselda O on Aug 13, 2017
PAM, LEIGH ANNE STROUD IS OUR CLIENT AND PERSON THIS LEMON TREE IS BEING PURCHASED FOR AS A SYMPATHY GIFT.
ONLY AS MESSAGE READS TO " CHRIS , ABOVE"
MANY THANKS
Robyn HALE
Chris B on Aug 12, 2017
New home
Ann and Tom D on Aug 11, 2017
50th birthday- a 'lemon' birthday, so good for making lemonade!
Liesje M on Aug 9, 2017
I love lemonade and lemons are great in salads and with seafood.
Malena A on Aug 9, 2017
I previously purchased a Key Lime tree form Fast Growing Trees and although we only ever got a few limes off the tree, the tree itself grew very well in PA where it was brought indoors during the winter months.
Roger B on Aug 8, 2017
We love the way it looks we think it will look great on the patio in a pot and we love lemons
Tracy P on Aug 7, 2017
This lemon tree looks beyond belief! It would give me such joy to be able to successfully grow this tree in my yard! I love lemonade and a garnish of lemon in my water...so I bought two of these to be able to gift them to friends too! The aroma of jasmine/citrus will be an added benefit! I always read reviews before I buy on line, I think that process can enable more success with whatever I am buying! Thank You 'Fast Growing Trees, Inc!' Your website is well done!
Judith M on Aug 5, 2017
it short
elizabeth m on Aug 3, 2017
Love Meyer lemons and find them hard to find at the store so I am going to attempt to grow my own. And I am really into gardening right now. got to try at least once
Jackleen S on Aug 3, 2017
Can grow in container
Olga G on Aug 1, 2017
Because it has a small size and it a good tree for reduced spaces and patios
Pedro A on Jul 31, 2017
I made a big planter and needed a tree to fit.
Craig R L on Jul 29, 2017
I love the Meyer Lemon. This was a replacement for mine, which failed after several years.
Gary B on Oct 16, 2017
Because your trees are grafted
Anthony B on Oct 15, 2017
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!
What is the difference between a lemon tree and a lemon bush?
Gary N on May 28, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What's the difference between the tree and "bush" form? Are the bushes simply pruned to be shorter upon arrival?
Megan on May 8, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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: Fluorescent lights will work.
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 have had my Meyers Lemon Tree for a month, it is constantly dropping leaves. It is an indoor container tree. The leaves are all green, even the ones falling off. What should I do to prevent this?
Andi P on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is quite common for citrus trees that change their location to lose their leaves. Don't worry - after a little time to become acclimated to their new situation, they will put out new leaves and start growing again. Do not over water while waiting for this to happen! You want the soil damp, but NOT wet. Stick your finger in the soil to the 2nd knuckle, and if you feel dampness, wait to water. Also, put your plant in the brightest location you have, and remember that the tree is happiest between 60 and 80 degrees F. Trim off any dry, dead limbs or branch ends.
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,
Ohio
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: I typically fertilize citrus at the beginning of the growing season, and stop around the end of it. Your weather will dictate this. Also take care not to over-fertilize, soil turning white is a sign of over-fertilization which could kill the tree. When the growing season is over, you should not fertilize. Check the instructions that came with the fertilizer for specific amounts and frequency; I typically use miracle grow slow-release pellets, which run around 2-3 months, and since my growing season seems to be from April - October, I usually fertilize in April, Jun, and maybe Sept.
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 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.
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!
Received the Meyer lemon tree in May 2014 and have about seven lemons since June. Curious about how long does it take for the fruit to turn yellow? They are about two or three inches in diameter.
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Meyer lemons do not ripen like apples and pears do. They gradually mature and gain sweetness, in fact the fruit may take as long as as nine month to ripen.
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 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.
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.
need grow light for Meyer lermon tree ?
ladybug on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes if you not have good light in the house at least 4-8 hours
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: Yes it is organic. Any pesticidal components would be introduced manually, so whatever you use to protect the tree from disease or insects would determine that. I believe FGT's citrus trees are kept in a greenhouse without need for any protection. As far as GMO goes, that depends on your definition of GMO. The best stock are kept, as in accelerated Darwinism, which technically makes it a GMO, but as far as DNA tampering, no. What you will get is a cutting of from an adult tree grafted onto a sturdy rootstock. Both the cutting source and the rootstock will be pick of the litter, but it is not genetically tampered with.
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.

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