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Citrus limon 'Meyer'/Meyer Lemon

Citrus limon 'Meyer' / Citrus limon 'Meyer'
Meyer lemons
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Meyer lemons

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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Scientific Name: Citrus limon 'Meyer'
Common Name: Meyer Lemon
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 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
Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: 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.