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Lemon Tree

Citrus x limon

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

3m

2m

Min

2m

20 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Fruit can be taken when ripe, roughly 5-7cm long and when they are yellow or yellow green in colour.

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Lemon Tree Overview

Citrus x limon is a large, evergreen shrub or small tree with spiny branches and light green, oval-shaped leaves. In spring and summer, it produces fragrant white flowers that develop into edible yellow fruits, known commonly as Lemons. They can be grown outdoors in full sun in frost-free areas and need a well-drained, neutral or acidic soil. In a glasshouse, grow in full light, in loam-based potting compost.

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How to propagate Lemon Tree

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Seed

Can be propagated by seed but won't come true to type.

Special features of Lemon Tree

Attractive fruits

Pot plant

Other uses of Lemon Tree

In warmer climates it is grown as a fruit crop, in colder climates it is grown in containers for indoor display's in conservatories and greenhouses. In city locations it can be grown outside provided it is given frost protection.

Edible

The fruit is often used in flavouring food and drinks.

Essential Oil

The leaves from twigs and branches are used to distill the essential oil known as Petitgrain citronnier.