Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
CITRUS x meyeri
Discovered in a Shanghai dooryard in 1908 by plant explorer Frank Meyer, this lemon/orange hybrid is a small evergreen tree with thick glossy leaves and sweet orange-yellow fruit. Its fragrant white flowers and medium-sized "lemons" appear year-round, but most abundantly in winter and early spring. It is nearly thornless.
Meyer lemon prefers full sun, well drained soil, and hot summers, and is relatively cold hardy. Its compact habit, handsome foliage, and attractive, tasty fruit make it an ideal ornamental and culinary plant for the garden or greenhouse.
12 - 1
9 - 11
H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6'-12' / 1.8m - 3.7m
8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Orange, Lemon Yellow
Gray Green, Gray
Container, Edible, Feature Plant, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Houseplant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
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