Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Lemon Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Citrus limon syn. Citrus x limonia

 

Lemon Tree

Citrus trees have glossy green leaves and very fragrant waxy white flowers, followed by fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime all come into the citrus group. Most need a minimum Winter temperature of 5 - 10 deg.C, and they make excellent conservatory plants, in cooler climes, but only grow to up to half the maximum size if grown in a container in ideal conditions.The scented flowers appear in Summer in a cool conservatory.

Contributed by @diggydown

 
plant Features
  • Lemon Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Lemon Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lemon Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Lemon Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Lemon Tree

Latin name

Citrus limon syn. Citrus x limonia

type

Evergreens

family

Rutaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lemon Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Lemon Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Lemon Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Lemon Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lemon Tree is 2.50meters x 3.00meters 2.50 M 3.00 M

Citrus limon syn. Citrus x limonia

Citrus trees have glossy green leaves and very fragrant waxy white flowers, followed by fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime all come into the citrus group. Most need a minimum Winter temperature of 5 - 10 deg.C, and they make excellent conservatory plants, in cooler climes, but only grow to up to half the maximum size if grown in a container in ideal conditions.The scented flowers appear in Summer in a cool conservatory.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pot the tree in a large container filled with a mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite. Give the tree plenty of room to spread out and establish a healthy root system. Replant container plants every few years to prevent roots from becoming pot-bound.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Summer. Cut, neatly, an 8" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, and remove the bottom leaves, leaving just the top 3 leaves. Trim the end of the cutting so that it is about 6" long, cutting neatly just below a leaf node. . Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost about 2 1/2" into the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm - 65 deg. to 70 deg. - bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week), and keep the compost moist, but not wet.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The pip of any type of citrus fruit can be grown in a pot of seed compost as long as the compost is kept moist - not wet - and the pot is placed in a warm environment. The compost needs to be at a temperature of no less than 60 deg., or germination may not occur, or the seedling may die.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant