Botanical Name: Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer'
Height: 2 - 3 feet.
Spacing: 1 plant per pot. If planted in the ground in zones 9 - 10, space 4 - 6 feet.
Depth: Plant at the same level as in the pot.
Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
Sun/Shade: Bright, indirect sunlight.
Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Will need to hand-pollinate if indoors.
Foliage: Evergreen, glossy foliage.
Fruit: Medium-sized, round, thin skinned, more orange colored, tangy, juicy, slightly sweet when fully ripe. Fruit that is grown indoors in a pot can take up to a year for the fruit to ripen.
Flower Form: Fragrant blossoms.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, moist, sandy loam soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
Pruning: Late Winter pruning helps promote more compact look.
Size: 3/4 inch white flowers.
Comments: Four hours or more of direct sunlight from a South window. Let plant approach dryness before watering. Average indoor humidity levels. Day temperature 65 - 70 degrees F; night temperature 50 - 55 degrees F. Use an acid-balanced fertilizer throughout the year and add trace elements in Spring. Leaves will drop if soil is too wet or too dry. High Ph or high soluble salts can cause leaf yellowing. Will not bloom if light is too low. May need to hand-pollinate for better fruit production. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, AZ, CA, FL, GU, HI, LA, PR, SC, TX.
Indoors or out, Dwarf Meyer Lemon trees produce an abundance of deliciously tangy, slightly sweet fruit. The trees bear fruit year-round, with fragrant white flowers appearing in spring. Once the fruits have formed, they may take up to a year to ripen, and turn a deep yellow-orange color, contrasting beautifully with the glossy evergreen foliage.
Indoors, Meyer lemon plants need full sunlight for at least four hours a day. The room should be averagely humid, with temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees F during the day and 50 to 55 degrees F at night. Only water the Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer' when the soil in the pot is almost dry. If you live in hardiness zones 9 or 10, you can plant the trees outside, 4 to 6 feet apart and out of the wind. Whether growing indoors or out, feed your lemon trees trace elements in the spring and an acid-balanced fertilizer year round. These lemon trees are self-pollinating.
Grab a fresh lemon off your tree to season fish and chicken dishes. Juice your fruits for homemade lemonade, custard, cake and lemon curd. A thin skin also makes Meyer lemon peels excellent for zesting or slicing. Enjoy the beauty and convenience of growing your own dwarf Meyer lemon tree.
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