Citrus meyer dwarf lemonisious is compact grower Dwarf Meyer Lemon, this makes this lemon variety an ideal patio pot plant and a bonus is it will bear massive amounts of juicy fruit  Prune regular to keep it tight and to increase your fruit yield. Feed seasonally using a Citrus food and possibly more when in flower and fruiting

Citrus meyer dwarf lemonisious

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Meyer Lemon, botanically classified as Citrus × meyeri, is a small, evergreen citrus tree prized for its fragrant flowers, decorative appearance, and sweet-tart fruit. It is believed to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or sweet orange. Meyer Lemon is highly valued for its culinary uses, particularly in desserts, beverages, and savory dishes.

Height and Width

  • Height: Typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 3 meters when mature.
  • Width: Spreads out to a width of about 1 to 2 meters.

Soil Type

  • Soil Preference: Meyer Lemon prefers well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil rich in organic matter. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including loamy, sandy, or clayey soils, as long as they provide good drainage.

Plant Description

  • Foliage: The plant features glossy, dark green leaves that are lance-shaped and emit a citrus fragrance when crushed. The foliage adds ornamental value to the landscape year-round.
  • Growth Habit: Meyer Lemon has a bushy, spreading growth habit with multiple stems branching from the base. It can be pruned to maintain a compact size, making it suitable for container planting or smaller garden spaces.

Flower and Fruit Description

  • Flowers: Meyer Lemon produces fragrant, white flowers with a purple tinge at the base. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators.
  • Fruit: The fruit of Meyer Lemon is round to slightly oval, with thin, smooth, and fragrant yellow-orange skin. The flesh is juicy, acidic, and less tart than traditional lemons, making it suitable for fresh consumption, juice, cooking, and baking.

Cultivation and Care

  • Watering: Meyer Lemon requires regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry.
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It thrives in warm, sunny conditions and requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and fruit production.
  • Temperature: Meyer Lemon is sensitive to frost and cold temperatures and is best suited to subtropical or Mediterranean climates. Protect from frost or cold winds, especially during the winter months.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove dead or diseased branches, maintain shape, and improve airflow. Pruning can also help promote fruit production and reduce the risk of pest and disease problems.
  • Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser formulated for citrus trees in spring and late summer to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and fruit development.

Additional Notes

  • Pests and Diseases: Meyer Lemon is susceptible to common citrus pests such as aphids, scale insects, and citrus leaf miner, as well as fungal diseases such as citrus canker and root rot. Monitor regularly and treat promptly if infestations or diseases occur.
  • Uses: Ideal for home gardens, orchards, and container planting. Meyer Lemon's fragrant flowers, decorative foliage, and sweet-tart fruit make it a valuable addition to any landscape, providing both ornamental and culinary value.

Now, regarding "Dwarf Citrus" trees, this term generally refers to citrus trees that have been grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks, resulting in smaller-sized trees suitable for container planting or smaller garden spaces. There isn't a specific variety named "Dwarf Lemonisious," but many citrus varieties, including Meyer Lemon, are available in dwarf forms.