Lisbon Lemon Tree

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The Lisbon lemon is one of the most widely available varieties of lemon found in stores worldwide. This citrus tree has dark green leaves and blooms with white flowers that form bright yellow fruit. Lemon trees can be grown as a landscaping plant, orchard tree or in a container.

The lemons on these trees are bright yellow when mature, and have juicy, acidic flesh that contain very few seeds. Lisbon lemons are often confused with another popular lemon variety—the Eureka, which is also commonly available at the grocery store. However, Lisbon Lemon trees are slightly more cold-hardy and often produce a larger harvest.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, folate, and potassium. The fruit is often used for juice, zest, garnishes, marinades, and baking. Lisbon lemons store at room temperature for up to a week or can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. The juice and zest can be frozen.

The Lisbon Lemon Tree grown in containers will reach about 10 to 15 feet and a mature width between 4 and 6 feet. However, with perfect conditions when grown in the ground, this citrus tree can grow to 30 feet tall with a canopy that is 25 feet wide. Mature size can be kept smaller by pruning. If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.

Expect to harvest the main crop in winter. Once the tree is mature, it can fruit throughout the year, given the right conditions!

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 2 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 9 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.


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!

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.


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