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Dwarf Meyer Lemon trees

These hard-to-find dwarf Meyer lemon trees grow great in Idaho. They're happy outdoors during our warmer months, and inside your home during the winter where they will continue to grow fruit and brighten your home with their evergreen leaves and sweet fragrant blooms.

Our Meyer lemon trees were grafted, not grown from seed, which means you can expect fruit production within the first year. 

What are Meyer lemons?

 

The Meyer lemon is a hybrid citrus fruit that is basically a cross between a ordinary lemon and an orange.  

The tree can reach about 6 feet in height, but can be pruned smaller. Pruning keeps it more manageable with a fuller appearance.

 

It is self-pollinating, which means you need only one tree in order to get fruit. Adding a second tree will more than double the amount of fruit produced.

Tips for caring for your Meyer lemon tree

Sun and Temperature

  • When the temperature outside starts regularly dipping below 50 degrees, bring your lemon tree inside, and bring it back outside when the temperature is consistently above 50.

  • Outside: Place it in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sun per day and is protected from strong winds. On our hottest days, if the plant gets direct afternoon sun, check to make sure it's not getting burned.

  • Inside: Give it as much light as possible. It should be fine with bright, indirect light if direct light is not available. Try to keep it away from heater vents and icy drafts.

Watering and Feeding

  • Too much water will kill it - soil should be damp, not wet. Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out between waterings.

  • During the growing season (April - September), feed monthly with a high-nitrogen fertilizer or a citrus fertilizer.

  • Do not fertilize during the Fall and Winter months.

Other tips

  • You can leave it in the pot you purchased it in through this year. Around Spring of next year, transfer it to a larger pot (approx. 20-22 inches across and 1 ft. deep), where it can live for the rest of its life. Make sure your new container has drain holes.

  • Check flowers and leaves on a regular basis for insects (aphids, spider mites, mealybugs). Use a neem oil based spray to treat insect problems on your plant. 

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