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Citrus limon/Lemon

Citrus limon / Citrus limon
Lemon fruit and foliage
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Lemon fruit and foliage

Early spring flowers

An arbor of trained lemon trees at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Italy

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Scientific Name: Citrus limon
Common Name: Lemon
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: he lemon of commerce that has very fragrant flowers, as do all citrus trees. Subject to injury in hard freezes, but of late plants have grown quite well in the lower part of zones 9 and even zone 8 with protection. Leaf miners can be serious problems as can white flies and sooty mold. The large yellow lemons stay on a tree for several months. Fertilize citrus trees in late winter through early spring.