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Meyer Lemon

Ships in a 4" Pot


A favorite of farmers markets and home cooks. Enjoy growing fragrant flowers and tasty, thin-skinned Meyer lemons. This lovely tree adapts well to growing in containers or growing in the ground in temperate climates. May bloom again while fruit still remains on the tree, allowing for different harvest intervals. Introduced to the U.S. in 1908. Heat-tolerant. Fruit takes about 6-9 months to ripen. Harvest in late summer through winter. Self-pollinating.

  • Shipped greenhouse-grown, 6-12 inch plants.
  • Matures around 8-10 feet tall, but can be kept smaller by pruning.
  • If you live in Zones 4-8, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.


Bloom Color Purple, White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 9 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8-10' tall x 3-5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8-10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of AZ, CA, FL, LA, OR, and TX.

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1 Year Warranty

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why my lemon tree has leaves turning yellow when brought inside?
Collie on Dec 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Collie,

This is my first time growing a Meyer's Lemon Tree. So far so good. I have one at my office at work and one at home. In the summer I take the tree's outside when the weather is good. They like the sun, but have to be protected from the wind.

I have always associated yellow leaves with either not enough fertilizer or too much water. I find that when inside I have to water much less that when the tree is outside. The wind dries the soil in the pot quickly when outside and thus requires more frequent watering. I would try to cut back on the water and see if that solves your problem. And if not, there are much more knowledgeable people out there who you could consult. Good luck.


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Healthy Plant 2nd Year
Got a healthy plant in small pot, 2014 spring planted, had flowers and 2 lemons. made through Ohio winter in house. Lots of flowers this summer now watching 13 lemons ripen in Jan 2016. HAPPY with plant.
January 26, 2016
Lemon Tree, Very Pretty
As the old Bobby Goldsboro song goes, "lemon tree, very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet." But the challenge is keeping it alive. These plants are very sensitive to the least environment change but it would probably help if their owner was more a Green Thumb and less a Tech Expert, like myself. We learn by doing but the quality of the plant when it arrived was superior. It was my fault.
December 31, 2015
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