Citrus x meyeri

Meyer Lemon

citrus x meyeri
citrus x meyeri
citrus x meyeri meyer lemon bush
citrus x meyeri meyer lemon fruit

The most popular lemon for home gardens. Cold-hardy and quick to commence fruiting. Has a low-spreading growth habit which will make a large bush. Large fruit have a high juice content with lower acid level than other varieties. Citrus x meyeri is a hybrid lemon so will have a sweeter taste than true lemons. Excellent for containers. Once established, will fruit all year round. Produces the biggest crops in autumn and winter. Scented white flowers throughout the year. Self-fertile. Citrus x meyeri is most likely a hybrid between Citrus medica and the hybrid formed between Citrus maxima and Citrus reticulata.

exotic tree Exotic
evergreen tree Evergreen
edible tree Edible
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
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Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Rutaceae, rue or citrus family, a family of flowering trees, shrubs, and herbs.

Genus: Citrus, citrus (Latin, noun), referring to either Citrus medica or a species in the genus Thuja. A genus of flowering trees and shrubs native to South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and Australia.

Species: Citrus x meyeri, meyeri (Latinised), named after the United States Department of Agriculture explorer, Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875 - 1918), who collected a sample of this hybrid species on a trip to China and introduced it to the United States in 1908.

Common Name: Meyer Lemon

Description and Features

Description: The most popular lemon for home gardens. Cold-hardy and quick to commence fruiting. Has a low-spreading growth habit which will make a large bush. Large fruit have a high juice content with lower acid level than other varieties. Citrus x meyeri is a hybrid lemon so will have a sweeter taste than true lemons. Excellent for containers. Once established, will fruit all year round. Produces the biggest crops in autumn and winter. Scented white flowers throughout the year. Self-fertile. Citrus x meyeri is most likely a hybrid between Citrus medica and the hybrid formed between Citrus maxima and Citrus reticulata.

Height: 3m

Width: 2m

Uses: Attracts bees

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Exotic

Types: Edible

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: White

  • Autumn: White

  • Winter: White

  • Spring: White

Fruit:

  • Summer: Yellow

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: Yellow

  • Spring: Yellow

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