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Meyer Lemon BushCitrus × meyeri 'Improved'

289 reviews
  • Meyer Lemon Bush
  • Meyer Lemon Bush
  • Meyer Lemon Bush

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Meyer Lemon BushCitrus × meyeri 'Improved'

289 reviews
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Why Meyer Lemon Bushes?

Meyer Lemons are different from the small, tart and acidic lemons at your grocery store – the fruit is literally a cross between traditional sour lemons and sweet oranges. That means you get both sweet and savory flavors from each squeeze of this delicious fruit!

  • You also get fruit as soon as the first year.
  • It thrives indoors or out.
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Effortless Growth, Kitchen to Patio

Why Meyer Lemon Bushes?

The Meyer Lemon Bush is 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.

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).

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

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 planted, grown and nurtured our Meyer Lemon Bushes meticulously for cold hardiness and disease resistance. 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!

Pollination Info

Meyer Lemon Bush Pollination

Meyer Lemon Bushs 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.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: 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.

Then, 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 adequate sun exposure.

*Note: The leaves of the Meyer Lemon can be toxic to pets.

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

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

4. Pollination: Our Meyer Lemons are self-fertile, but 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.

Questions & Answers

Why Meyer Lemon Bushes?

Meyer Lemons are different from the small, tart and acidic lemons at your grocery store – the fruit is literally a cross between traditional sour lemons and sweet oranges. That means you get both sweet and savory flavors from each squeeze of this delicious fruit!

As you know, the fruit available at your grocery store is not chosen for flavor but rather shelf life. Meyer Lemons are not available in grocery stores because the fruit skin is so wonderfully thin that it would bruise while riding in a crate – however, the Meyer’s thin skin is perfect for home chefs that want tantalizingly fresh fruit right off the branch! 

Harvesting Meyer Lemons at Home

Are all Meyer Lemon Bushes equal? No! A Meyer Lemon Bush from Fast Growing Trees is different:

• Our Meyer Lemon Bushes are greenhouse-grown. We control how much light, heat, and water the bushes receive to ensure you get the best bush imaginable. Many bushes that we ship to customers already have fruit on them!
• Our Meyer Lemon Bushes are grown in their existing pots. Unlike the violent process of digging a bush out of the ground, our bushes are nurtured to full potential without disrupting the roots, so you receive the happiest and healthiest bush available.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

So, when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you are getting well-rooted, better-branched Meyer Lemon Bushes ready to fruit as soon as the first year.

Planting the Meyer Lemon Bush

It is best to plant the Improved Meyer Lemon Bush in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Six hours (or more) of direct sun is best for the bush. Planting next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection. Remember to water the Improved Meyer Lemon Bush deeply once every seven to ten days in midsummer (newly planted bushes may need more frequent watering until established), and water less often if it rains or if the weather is cool.

If you're planting in a container, select one that is 1 to 2 pot sizes larger than what it initially arrived. Fill the bottom of your pot with a 2-inch layer of crushed stone to improve drainage. Then, fill with soil, 2 inches of compost, water well, and place near a south-facing window.

When Do I Water My Meyer Lemon Bush?

Allow the soil to dry down to 2 inches between waterings.

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 waterline.

How I Fertilize Meyer Lemon Bushes?

Fertilize regularly with a high nitrogen blend each month between April and September.

FGT Tip: Yellowing leaves may indicate the need for more fertilizer.

How Do I Prune a Meyer Lemon Bush?

Prune as needed to maintain your Lemon's shape. Clip off any branches that are too long. Remove branches growing toward the trunk of the bush instead of away from it. This will maintain airflow between the branches.

How to Pollinate Meyer Lemon Bushes

For indoor plants, simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of the 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. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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Product Details

Mature Height: 5-10 ft. unpruned
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Spacing: 8-10 ft.
Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
Drought Tolerance: Good
Harvest Time: February-March
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'
Does Not Ship To: AL,AZ,CA,FL,GA,LA,OR,TX
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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4-11 patio         /           8-11 outdoors       Map

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

(hardy down to 20℉)

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01/13/2023
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Meyer Lemon Bush

I gave it as a gift and did by the 1 year warranty since it was my first experience buying from the company. Very speedy delivery and the plant is thriving.

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11/21/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Lovely Lush & Green!

Healthy tree well packaged and safely delivered!

DM
10/25/2022
desiree m.
United States United States

seems well

looks healthy enough, no growth but still looking good.

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09/28/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Too early to tell

One branch was broken upon arrival, but the small “bush” already had fragrant blossoms, even though just a small number. The aroma reminded me of life in California. Hopefully there are many such experiences to come.

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09/27/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Meyer Lemon Bush

Very good experience! The plant that I received is lovely and is growing very well.