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Meyer Lemon Tree

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Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

1 Reviews

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Meyer Lemon Tree

Growing citrus at home is possible even for Northern gardeners with the Meyer lemon tree. Meyer lemons are the sweetest lemon available — so sweet, in fact, that you can even eat wedges raw in a salad for a sweet-tart surprise. The low acidity of these small lemons makes them perfect for baking and making a glass of refreshing lemonade. These aromatic lemons are as beautiful as they are flavorful: deep golden fruits cover the tree when it matures.

Meyer lemon trees are easy to grow in containers, making them ideal for Northern growing. When temperatures drop into the 40s, just move your potted tree indoors to a warm, sunny window and enjoy harvesting ripe lemons as you need them. These fruits keep well right on the tree, so there's no need to worry about them becoming overripe and falling from the branches. Imagine a small tree covered in gorgeous, yellow lemons decorating your home — no ordinary houseplant is this useful or delicious, and you'll amaze your friends when you pick a lemon off the tree to garnish a drink or a gourmet meal at your next dinner party. Once picked, uncut Meyer lemons keep at room temperature for two to three weeks, so you can enjoy them as part of a colorful fruit bowl or centerpiece on your dining table.

When planted in well-drained, fertile soil, Meyer lemon trees from Backyard Fruit bear fruit three to five years sooner than trees grown from seed. This is because our trees have mature branches grafted onto cold- and disease-resistant root stock, making for a fuss-free tree that will provide you lemons sooner rather than later. Best of all, Meyer lemons are self-fruiting, so you don't have to worry about planting it with a companion for cross-pollination. Just plant your lemon tree and enjoy — it's really that simple.

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Perfect for container growing in your area.

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Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'
Mature Width 3-4 ft. Mature Height 5-10 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 4 ft.


Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Citrus × meyeri 'Improved'
Mature Width 3-4 ft. Mature Height 5-10 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 4 ft.

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Meyer Lemon Tree


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Meyer Lemon Tree

I purchased a 3-4 ft Meyer Lemon tree and it arrived perfectly packaged and pruned in just a couple days. The tree looks great in my office and looks very healthy with a number of fruit buds already. I have always liked Meyer Lemons which are very expensive and never knew that I could grow them easily in a container in my office! I will definitely be ordering more fruit trees from here and can't wait to try the fruit!

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.


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Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.