Citrus limon 'Meyer'/Meyer Lemon
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Early spring flowers
Tree with a generous crop of fruit in late autumn
Close-up of highly fragrant flowers
A tree growing in New Orleans with a heavy crop of lemons in 2007
Lemon trees trained to form an arbor of vegetation and fruit at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy
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Citrus limon 'Meyer'
8, 9, 10, 11
Determine Your Zone
10 - 15 feet
Sun, Part Sun
Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Fragrant flowers are followed by large, smooth skinned fruit that ripen in late fall and early winter. The Meyer lemon may lack the quality of the common lemon. Because it is more cold hardy, it is the northern most planted lemon. Problems include leaf miner, white fly and sooty mold. Fertilize citrus in late winter or early spring. In recent years lemon trees have faired quite well because of the mild winters and trees have grown to be of considerable size and mature trees produce bushels of fruit each year.
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