Meyer Lemon (Citrus x limon 'Improved Meyer') in the Citrus Fruits Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Citrus x limon Accepted
Citrus x meyeri Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 6 feet to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Larger in size than the true lemon, juicier, sweeter, less acidic taste.
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Other: May go dormant in cooler zones where winter temperatures dip below @ 60F
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White with a pinkish tinge.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Grows rapidly, seedlings produce fruit in @ 2 to 3 years.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by ssgardener (Silver Spring, MD - Zone 7a) on Mar 10, 2013 8:15 PM

My Meyer is kept in a container and spends winter indoors by a sunny sliding glass door. But it doesn't like sudden changes in light, so it spends 2 weeks in part shade and 2 weeks in full shade before being brought indoors. This process is reversed in the spring.

Like other citrus flowers, the scent is just lovely and fills the entire house.

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