Close up of the bright yellow and ripe Meyer Lemon Tree citrus fruits Terracotta pot of Meyer Lemon Tree bearing bright yellow citrus fruits on a terrace Meyer Lemon Trees have fragrant flowers with bright yellow ripe lemons Meyer Lemon Tree with ripened fruit in a modern living room potted in a white planter

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Meyer Lemon Trees

Citrus limon 'Improved Meyer'

The flowers of these edible citrus trees are very fragrant! They are easy to grow indoors elevating your home decor but you can take them outside for extra sunshine during the warmer months. Meyer Lemon Trees will bear large amounts of fruit even indoors.

Growzone: 8-11

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8 Inch Pot (1 to 2 Feet Tall) $46.95
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As Meyer Lemon Trees mature they will bear larger quantities of fruit. Meyer Lemon fruits are green when they are growing but after some several months and some tender love and care, they turn a vivid yellow when ripe. The fragrant flowers and bright yellow citrus fruits make the Meyer Lemon Tree a wonderful house plant and popular addition to your home decor!

Meyer Lemon is a prolific fruit producers with fragrant white blooms. This fruit tree prefers a sunny southwest-facing window for optimal fruit production. Make sure your fruit is ripe before picking, fruit should be yellow and soft to the touch before harvesting. The Meyer Lemon Tree made our list of Trendiest House Plants of 2020. Looking for more? Shop All Fruit and Nut Trees

NOTE: Does not ship to Arizona (AZ), California (CA), or Texas (TX). Please click here to read more about Phytosanitary rules and regulations.

About Your Meyer Lemon Trees

Growing Meyer Lemons at Home

Meyer Lemon Tree is a cold hardy in USDA Growing Zones 9-11. If you live in a colder climate, your tree can be moved inside for the winter. Place your tree by your southernmost facing window indoors, and they will still produce fruit prolifically. As the Meyer Lemon Tree matures it will bear larger quantities of fruit. Meyer Lemons are green when they are growing. They will turn yellow as they ripen, which can take several months. Meyer Lemons are much sweeter than the standard (grocery store) lemon. Meyer Lemons are great fruit for juicing and Lemon meringue pie! Meyer Lemon Trees are everbearing, producing blossoms and fruit continuously throughout the year with proper care. Meyer Lemon Trees recover fairly easily from pest damage with treatment. They are highly adaptable to environmental changes. With the proper care, Meyer Lemon Trees are capable of producing fruit for over 30 years!

Meyer Lemon Information

Citrus, x meyeri, commonly called Meyer Lemon Tree, is native to China. It was introduced into the U.S. by Frank Meyer who reportedly found the plant in 1908 near Peking, China. It is believed to be a hybrid cross of Citrus limon (lemon) and Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange). It is less acidic, juicier and sweeter than common lemons. Meyer Lemon Tree typically grow to 6-10’ tall. Shiny dark green leaves are evergreen. Waxy, fragrant, white flowers appear year around in warm climates. Large rounded yellow fruit (to 3” diameter) with smooth, thin skin lacks the rough texture and pronounced nipple of the true lemon. The Original Meyer Lemon Tree were symptomless carriers of a virus (tristeza) that killed other citrus family trees. Those original Meyer Lemon Tree were mostly destroyed and replaced with a virus-free variety that today is referred to as improved Meyer Lemon Tree. Not much commercial growth of this fruit is done because the fruits are thin skinned and ship poorly.


Growing Zone: 8-11
Mature Height: 8 to 10 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 5 feet
Sunlight: Full sun
Water Requirements: Allow to dry out between waterings
Details: Easily grown, very fragrant
This Plants Growzone: 8-11
Meyer Lemon Trees Hardiness Zone

Planting Information

Before you buy a Meyer Lemon Trees, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.

How do I water my Meyer Lemon Trees?

How do I water my Meyer Lemon Trees?

Container-grown lemon trees need more water than those planted outside. In the spring, water two to three times a week. In the summer, as temperatures rise, your lemon tree may need to be watered daily. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. A good indication of when you should water is to check the top 2 to 3 inches of soil. If it is dry to the touch, your lemon tree needs watering. Houses generally don't have the humidity lemon trees need to grow. Mist or spray your lemon tree several times a week.

How do I fertilize my Meyer Lemon Trees?

How do I fertilize my Meyer Lemon Trees?

We recommend feeding your indoor citrus plants with Espoma Citrus-tone. It is best to feed your plants by sprinkling one teaspoon of fertilizer on the soil surface per every 4″ of pot diameter. Apply double for pots over 12″. Be sure to mix the fertilizer into the top layer of soil by using a fork to gently stir the fertilizer into the top 2" of soil evenly. With frequent watering of potted plants, nutrients may be lost and more frequent application may be required. Feed every 60 days in late winter to fall.

What type of soil is best for my Meyer Lemon Trees?

What type of soil is best for my Meyer Lemon Trees?

When it comes to your Meyer Lemon Trees, Espoma Cactus Mix is the perfect growing medium. It provides adequate drainage and an optimal base for your Meyer Lemon Tree to grow beautifully.

How do I prune my Meyer Lemon Trees?

How do I prune my Meyer Lemon Trees?

Regularly pruning citrus trees and shrubs is necessary to encourage outward growth for better fruit production. Disinfect your pruning tools with a solution of 10-percent bleach, which contains one part bleach and nine parts water. Bypass pruners work well for clipping small branches less than 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut diseased, broken and dead branches off the tree as they develop throughout the year. Eliminate any rubbing or crossing branches to encourage an outward growing habit with an open center, so sunlight reaches all the branches.


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