A favorite of home gardeners and chefs, the Meyer Lemon tree adapts well to growing in containers or growing in the ground in temperate climates. This is the perfect plant to accent your patio – with the bonus of fresh lemons! Enjoy attractive, evergreen foliage and sporadic, fragrant flowering, followed by fresh, floral citrus – ideal for baking and making fantastic cocktails. They are also a staple for homesteaders that preserve an abundance of fruits. This lovely tree may bloom again while the fruit is still growing, allowing for multiple harvests!

While they’re moderately acidic, Meyer lemons don’t have the same tang as regular lemons. Instead, they’re much sweeter. Meyer lemons are a cross between a regular lemon (Eureka and Lisbon variety) and a mandarin orange. This thin-shinned fruit is smaller and more round than regular lemons, with smoother, deep yellow skin, and dark yellow pulp.

Pruning helps keep the Meyer Lemon Tree more manageable with a fuller appearance. This is a self-pollinating variety and with regular fertilizing, you can have your first harvest within a couple of years! We recommend a high nitrogen fertilizer, such as one designed for citrus trees, to be applied during the spring and summer months.

Whether grown in a container or planted in the ground, this citrus plant requires at least six hours of sunlight. In warmer climates, morning sun and afternoon shade are best for growing Meyer lemons. The Meyer Lemon tree is heat tolerant, but not cold-hardy, so if you live outside of the recommended growing zones, just be sure to treat it as a houseplant before freezing temperatures arrive.

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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 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 8 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 11
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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.


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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