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Meyer Lemon Tree Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'

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  • Meyer Lemon Tree

    This mature Meyer Lemon tree is thriving on a sunny patio.

  • Meyer Lemon Tree

    Your lemon tree can survive indoors in the winter if kept near a sunny window, like this mature tree.

  • Meyer Lemon Tree

    The Meyer Lemon bush form (available as a separate selection) has lower branches for a more lush look.

  • Meyer Lemon Tree

    Your lemon tree can survive indoors in the winter if kept near a sunny window, like this mature tree.

  • Meyer Lemon Tree

    Meyer Lemons are a cross of a lemon and orange creating a unique flavor.

  • Meyer Lemon Tree

* Images shown are of mature plants

Why Meyer Lemon Trees?

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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  • 1-2 ft. Lemon/Lime Combo Pack 30% Off
  • 1-2 ft. Lemon/Lime Combo Pack with Citrus Kit 33% Off
  • Meyer Lemon & Key Lime 1 Gallon Bush Pack 23% Off
  • Lemon/Lime 1 Gal. Bush Pack with Citrus Tree Care Kit 19% Off

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Product Details

Mature Height: 8 ft. pruned
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Partial to Full-Sun (Indoors near a bright window is fine)
Spacing: 8-10 ft.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: October-March
Botanical Name: Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'
Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

Product Description

The All-In-One Citrus Tree for Every Home and Patio

Why Meyer Lemon Trees?

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

As you know, the fruit available at your grocery store is not chosen for flavor but rather shelf life – that is why the lemons available to you are small with very thick skin. 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 thin skin is perfect for home chefs that want tantalizingly fresh fruit right off the branch! The thin skin allows the citrus juices to develop fully, making it the perfect raw fruit for juices, desserts, and flavoring.

Can I grow it? YES, YOU CAN! The Meyer Lemon Tree has remarkable cold and heat tolerance so anyone in the country can grow it – if your winters get cold, simply bring your Meyer Lemon Tree indoors for the winter. Our trees max out at around 8 feet so you don’t have to worry about them out-growing your space. And when you bring it indoors, you can enjoy the jasmine-citrus fragrance throughout those long winter months. 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.

Looking for that unique gift? Look no further! It’s the gift that truly keeps on giving – a memorable keepsake to commemorate holidays, housewarmings, birthdays, bereavements – this tree will produce fruit for decades and every time someone picks a lemon they will think of you!

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

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

• Our Meyer Lemon Trees are greenhouse-grown. We control how much light, heat, and water the trees receive to ensure you get the best tree imaginable- many trees that we ship to customers already have fruit on them!

• Our Meyer Lemon Trees are grown in their existing pots. Unlike the violent process of digging a tree out of the ground, our trees are nurtured to full potential without disrupting the roots so you receive the happiest and healthiest tree available.

• Fast Growing Trees only sells the “Improved” Meyer Lemon variety – the only cultivar that has proven disease-resistant capabilities.

• When you order our larger-sized Meyer Lemon Tree, you can look forward to faster fruiting...even in the first year of growth! Our larger sizes are perfect for those who don't want to wait to harvest delicious lemons.

You’ve heard the chatter, now it’s time to try for yourself – this is the tree that so many home chefs have been successful with – start enjoying that sweet fruit immediately and order yours today!

Pollination Info

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.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: It is best to plant the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Six hours (or more) of direct sun is best for the tree. Planting next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection. Remember to water the 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.

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.

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

2. Watering: 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.

3. Pollination: 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.

4. Fertilizing: Fertilize regularly with a high-nitrogen blend each month between April and September.

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

5. 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.

Questions & Answers

Why Meyer Lemon Trees?

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 Trees equal? No! A Meyer Lemon Tree from Fast Growing Trees is different:

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

Planting the Meyer Lemon Tree

It is best to plant the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in a warm, sunny area where the soil drains well. Six hours (or more) of direct sun is best for the tree. Planting next to a house or under an eave will provide some frost protection. Remember to water the 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.

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 Tree?

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 Trees?

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 Tree?

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.

How to Pollinate Meyer Lemon Trees

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

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

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
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79 + FREE SHIPPING!

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01/15/2022
Cheryl
United States United States
I recommend this product

In love with our "Lucy" Lemon Tree

Shipped and arrived very quickly. Excellent condition! Already had buds which started opening only 3 days later. We haven't even re-potted her yet. Misting her every day until we can move her outside in March or April. Will definitely be ordering more from Fast-growing trees!

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01/05/2022
Stephen G.
United States United States

Excellent Meyer Lemon Tree

This tree is a high quality product, and I know because I purchased mine back in 2015. It is a beautiful looking tree. My picture does not do it justice. I live in middle Georgia in zone 8a. This tree grows well in soft pots, and it's a strong grower. It flowers like twice per year, and so I'm getting lemons twice a year. The lemons are very juicy and has a wonderful taste/aroma. It's excellent for lemonade and dishes like fish. My tree has very few thorns which makes it easy to reach and pick lemons from the inner part of the plant. If I find any thorns, I clip them with nail clippers. My tree loves organic compost....I compost cow manure, chick manure, wood chips, grass clipping, kitchen scraps, etc. It loves used coffee grounds, epson salt and amended red clay soil for its high need of nitrogen, magnesium and iron. It's a heavy feeder. I love this tree!

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12/29/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Meters Tree

Tree came in great shape. Planted right away and only a month later has 3 blooms on one of them.

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AM
11/18/2021
Alisia M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful trees

Arrived healthy and taller than expected. Look forward to getting more for my indoor greenhouse. Excellent customer service and product.

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CW
11/04/2021
Catherine W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Meters Lemon Tree

Love it so much. Still waiting on lemons but got lots of flowering this spring.

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