Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf Tree
Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf Tree
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Improved Meyer Lemon Dwarf Tree (1 gallon tree)
Grown in: Mission, Texas
Our best selling citrus! Grow lemons on your patio and enjoy the sight and scent of indoor winter blooms with this container-sized Improved Meyer Lemon tree! Small enough even for urban balconies, limited-space gardens or in sidewalk cafes, Meyer Improved will begin bearing large, juicy, lemons almost year round. Since lemons are acidic they dont need much heat to bring the fruit to full ripeness. Enjoy the fragrant waxy white blossoms throughout the year. It is an early and regular bearer, hardy for a short time to 18 degrees F.
The Dwarf Meyer Lemon trees are among the most popular dwarf citrus container plants(or patio plants as they are sometimes called) because they bloom for an extended period of the year. This compact dwarf citrus tree grows well in most U.S. climates. The fruit is a light orange-yellow color, with juice sweeter than that of most lemons. For its size the Improved Meyer Lemon Tree is one of the hardiest and one of the most productive of all dwarf citrus trees and is Texas Department of Agriculture Certified Virus-Free.
Introduced to the United States (from China) in the early twentieth century, it was discovered by Frank N. Meyer, who was on assignment from the USDA as an agricultural explorer.
When it's time to move the plant indoors, the sweet perfume-scented blooms, followed by ornamental fruit, brighten just about any cold spell. This tree could reach 8 to 10 feet wide, but can also be kept smaller, depending on the size container and pruning you give it.
The leaves are lush and glossy, and the small white flowers (arising indoors in late winter, just when the house needs some color and scent!) are intensely fragrant.
Citrus fruit has been a historical provider of the valuable vitamin C before man even knew we needed such vitamins to save us from epidemics like scurvy. The citrus tree is one of the most popular for home gardening, no matter what climate. It is grown outdoors, usually in protected locations, across the gulf coastal region and grown in containers for bringing indoors in northern climates.
Give this tree plenty of sunshine and water indoors and out. When you bring it inside for the winter, place it before your sunniest window and rotate it frequently to get sunlight to all the leaves.
The tree often flowers twice a year, such that both fruit and flowers can be present all year long. What's more, it does not need a lot of heat to ripen the fruit.
Its soft skin develops an orange hue when fruit is fully ripe, and its distinctive, mystical flavor combines lemon with a hint of tangerine. It is easy to grow, compact, and notoriously prolific in its blooming and fruiting.