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Zones 8, 9, 12-27, H1, H2
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Full
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Moderate

Citrus, Lemon ‘Lisbon’

Lemon
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

Low-heat requirement makes lemons widely adapted and especially appreciated in regions where sweet oranges and grapefruit won’t ripen. They do best year-round near the coast, though some varieties are very successful in the desert.

‘Lisbon’

Vigorous, upright, thorny tree to 20–25 ft. tall; also available on dwarf rootstock (‘Dwarf Lisbon’). Denser than ‘Eureka’, but fruit is practically identical. Can be trimmed up into a highly decorative small tree. Ripens mostly in fall but has some ripe fruit all year. More resistant to cold than ‘Eureka’ and better adapted to high heat; best lemon for Arizona. There is also a seedless form.

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