Citrus limon 'Ponderosa'/Ponderosa Lemon

Citrus limon 'Ponderosa' / Citrus limon 'Ponderosa'
Very large fruit
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Very large fruit

Close-up image of a large ponderosa lemon hanging on a potted specimen

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Scientific Name: Citrus limon 'Ponderosa'
Common Name: Ponderosa Lemon
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The ponderosa lemon has to be treated as a tropical because it cannot tolerate hard freezes. Consequently, plant trees in large containers so that they can be given some protection during freezing temperatures. They make a delightful container specimen and produce nice fruit provided trees receive adequate sunlight. The quality of the lemon fruit is quite good. The fruit can be about six inches in diameter. Fertilize trees every spring.