Lemon tree Citrus limon with fruit - Hardy plant

Citrus limon

Lemon tree Citrus limon with fruit - Hardy plant

Citrus limon
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Enjoy without the wait! The lemon tree (Citrus limon) comes with 3 to 6 lemons on the plant. The Mediterranean plant looks so fun! As a bonus, the tree blooms with deliciously sweet-smelling flowers. The fruit tree blossoms in spring, That is when it reveals its white flowers. In the second year after planting, you will see lemons hanging from the tree. However, these are more for appearance than for consumption.
The citrus tree is at its best as a creeping plant. We therefore recommend planting the tree in a large planter. In the winter, position the plant in a spot where it can overwinter without being exposed to frost. The tree grows best in a sunny, sheltered spot. Water the tree immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch.
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Lemon tree Citrus limon with fruit - Hardy plant - Tree



Estimated delivery time 5-7 working days

Latin name: Citrus limon
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White
Preferred location: Sun
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: Yes
Edible: Yes
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: April - June
Growing Height: 35 - 85 cm
Planting distance: 40 - 50 cm

The lemon tree is best as a patio plant. Choose a large pot or planter with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Put a layer of potting compost in the pot and place the root ball of the lemon tree at the appropriate depth. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Lemon Trees grow best in a sheltered, sunny area on the patio or decking.

The Lemon Tree makes a great combination plant

You can combine your lemon tree with other plant species from the Mediterranean to create a Mediterranean atmosphere on your patio. Acacia Armata and Syrah are lovely next to it Terracotta plant pots are ideal for this species.


Pruning Citrus lemon is not absolutely necessary. You may want to pinch out the growing tips to encourage a bushy habit. In winter or early spring remove dead or crossing branches. Water regularly in summer, rainwater is preferable to tap water as it is much softer. To improve the growth, we recommend that you add plant food when watering, using our special Fruit Tree Fertiliser; this will give young plants all they need to thrive and establish.

The lemon tree over winter

The tub plant Citrus lemon is not hardy. During the winter it can be overwintered in the conservatory or greenhouse before the first frosts or placed in a sunny spot and kept at a temperature around 5° C. You only have to water it once a month. The soil should be fairly dry, but not completely dried out.


The many citrus species produce delicious fruit that can sometimes be a little acidic. However they are full of vitamin C. Many citrus fruits, such as oranges, mandarins and kumquats can be very sweet tasting and can be eaten without any preparation. Other species such as lemons and limes tend to be more popular used in various dishes worldwide, this also includes grated lemon peel which can often have a bitter taste. Sometimes even the leaves are used in food preparation (Thai cuisine). The people from North East Africa often chew on the leaf and find it delicious.
The different fruits are used in soft drinks, the ripe fruits with orange flesh are really delicious eaten fresh straight from the hand! A lovely refreshing taste, even the smell tantalises the taste buds. The calamondin tree is more a cross between a tangerine and kumquat. In both tropical and subtropical regions the calamondin is grown commercially. The ripe fruits are eaten fresh, even the skin is edible and the unripe fruits are used in soft drinks.

Citrus belongs to the rue family (Rutaceae).


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