Citrus x limon

Lemon tree

(3 customer reviews)

Citrus x limon is the name of the familiar Lemon tree, source of the lemon fruit.

It is an evergreen, large shrub or small tree left to its own devices but usually managed and pruned to keep it compact and the fruit easier to harvest. It is a sun-lover and will enjoy an outdoor position on the patio during the warmer months. Can be grown permanently in a pot but will require regular watering and feeding to encourage flowering and fruit production.

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Origin: Asia
Genus: Citrus
Species / Cultivar: x limon
Common Name: Lemon tree

Plant Biography

Citrus x limon has been cultivated by humans for millennia, the actual origins of the hybrid being uncertain, and has considerable economic importance for many regions of the world where it is grown commercially for its fruit and juice.

Citrus x limon
Light: Direct
This plant likes as much sun as possible. Best placed in direct sunlight in a bright window.
Soil: Citrus Potting Mix
Enjoys a free draining slightly acidic compost with added loam.
Temperature: 5-32°C°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Light Watering
Water when several cm of soil depth is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Maintenance: Moderate
This plant has specific requirements. Incorrect care can quickly lead to signs of distress.
Eventual Height: 1-4m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1-2m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

The Lemon tree can easily be grown in the greenhouse and conservatory, where its oval glossy leaves and magnificently scented flowers can be appreciated.

It makes a wonderful patio plant in the summer and but should be brought under glass during the winter, except in frost-free gardens.

Feed with a specially formulated Citrus Fertiliser during the Spring and Summer.

Expert Tip

Overwinter this plant somewhere cool and bright, but keep away from central heating as it hates the dry indoor environment of residential homes and offices.

3 customer reviews for Citrus x limon

A truly wonderful sale experience. The lemon tree arrived promptly and extremely well packaged. It is full of fragrant flowers and fruits. It has greatly exceeded every possible expectation. Thank you very much, Palm Centre and Robert Tudor.

Anca C.

I purchased this lemon tree as a birthday gift for someone. Robert was extremely helpful in getting this tree to me just in time for the birthday boy, my husband! It arrived on a Saturday and hubby is delighted with his gift, also looking forward to the gorgeous blossoms and fruits. Thank you palm centre, your customer service is excellent, and all the trees I have received so far, arrived in tip top condition. Keep up the fantastic work.

Shahnaz C.

Received a beautiful healthy looking 180cm lemon tree with loads of young fruit on it. It was well wrapped and delivered by a polite courier. Would definitely buy from the Palm Centre again.

dave B.