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Citrus (Lemon) 'Lisbon'

Lemon
Rutaceae
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Decorative fruit or berries

CITRUS

As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.

Citrus flowers attract bees.

For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.

Citrus (Lemon)

Low heat requirement makes lemons widely adapted and especially appreciated in regions where sweet oranges and grapefruit won’t ripen. Theyse 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 practically identical. Can be trimmed up into 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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