Botanical name: Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'
Other names: Meyer's lemon, Citrus limon 'Meyer'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Meyeri' _ 'Meyeri' is an evergreen shrub with fragrant white flowers and rounded orange-yellow lemons in summer and autumn. These lemons have juicy flesh which is less acidic and much sweeter than common lemons.
Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer' is: Evergreen
Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fragrance: Flowers fragrant in spring and lemons have a citrus scent.
Habit: Upright, Rounded to broadly spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer' (Meyer's lemon) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Architectural, Cake decoration, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Indoor, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Plant outdoors in full sun in frost-free areas with a well-drained, neutral or acidic soil. Or plant inside in loam-based potting compost in full light.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral, Acid
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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I have a small Meyers Lemon (less than 2ft high) in a pot in my (unheated) conservatory. I have had some trouble with leaf drop, which I read is caused by 'uneven watering', but I'm not entirely sure what this means. The plant has 15 small green fruits on it but is not currently flowering any more, and has just dropped a couple of fruits. Is 15 too many for such a small plant? I keep the soil moist using rain water and feed once a week with summer citrus food. What else, if anything, should/could I be doing?
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