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Zones 8, 9, 12-31, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water

Citrus (Meyer Lemon) 'Improved Meyer'

Improved Meyer Lemon
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries


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 (Meyer Lemon) 'Improved Meyer'

The word “improved“ refers to fact that this is a disease-free form of 'Meyer' lemon (which is itself probably a cross between lemon and sweet orange), and the only one that can be sold in California. This is the best lemon for Hawaii. Fruit is quite different from commercial lemon“rounder, thinner skinned, orange yellow in color. Tangy aroma but less acidic flavor than standard lemon; very juicy. Bears fruit year-round and starts producing at an early age. Tree is not a dwarf on its own roots, though it is sometimes sold as an own-root plant that can reach 12 ft. tall, 15 ft.wide. On a dwarf rootstock, it“s half that size.

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