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Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer' (Meyer's lemon)

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Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
2.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'

Other names: Meyer's lemon, Citrus limon 'Meyer'

Genus: Citrus Citrus

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)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Pruning: Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'

Other names: Meyer's lemon, Citrus limon 'Meyer'

Genus: Citrus Citrus

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)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Pruning: Thin fruit as required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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