Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

(203 customer reviews)

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1 Gallon 10 - 18 IN Bushy $54.95 Thursday, December 15th
3 Gallon 18 - 26 IN Bushy $69.95 Thursday, December 15th
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Description

Dwarf Meyer lemon trees are shrub-like, but they can be pruned and made to look like a tree. The beautiful blossoms of this lemon tree are white and delightfully fragrant much like blended citrus with jasmine. The fruit is sweeter, has less acidic flavor & reduced bitterness compared to Lisbon or Eureka lemons.

Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree or Citrus Meyeri is a favorite among home gardeners and home cooks as it brings in the taste of tropic within their reach; it is so hardy it grows indoors and outdoors. Growing this dwarf citrus tree can be fun and rewarding as it is always either blooming or fruiting.

The Meyer lemon citrus tree, which is a natural hybrid between an orange and lemon, originated from China and was introduced in the US in 1908. In 1975, the University of California released improved glossy-leaved Meyer lemons that are virus-free and disease-resistant.

Meyer lemon trees are shrub-like, but they can be pruned and made to look like a tree. When planted in the ground it could grow as high as 6 to 10 feet high and 2 ft wide. When grown in garden pots, the tree remains smaller in size.

The beautiful blossoms of the Meyer lemon tree are white with a purple base and are delightfully fragrant. The scent is very much like that of blended citrus with jasmine and would definitely smell wonderful to many homes. The flowers also self-pollinate so you can be assured that it will bear fruits even with just that one fruit tree.

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  1. One person found this helpful

    My favorite tree ever

    defoor (verified owner)

    Order Number: 15893

    I ordered the 4-5 year old tree (3 gal), and it is nothing short of amazing! The tree was well packaged, true-to-size, and very full with healthy leaves. It arrived with five good sized lemons on it. I repotted and fed it with an organic citrus food and placed it on my back deck in metro Atlanta, Zone 7b. Within a week or two, new bloom clusters began to form all over the tree. Shortly after that, it was in full bloom with five clusters of the most delightfully fragrant purplish white blooms that stayed beautiful for weeks. Dozens of tiny lemons have now formed from each of those blossoms. If I wasn’t impressed enough, six new bloom clusters are developing now! I’ve only had the tree five weeks. It is extremely healthy and is producing new growth/leaves. I also have to compliment Citrus.com’s customer service. FedEx destroyed my first tree from a lengthy delay/damage in shipping (no fault of Citrus.com), and Citrus.com replaced it immediately. This was my first purchase from Citrus.com, and I definitely will use them again.

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      What a terrific review. We are delighted that your tree is thriving, and we thank you for the photo. We greatly appreciate your business.

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  2. One person found this helpful

    More than I expected

    tonikay (verified owner)

    Order Number: 3-15155

    My dwarf lemon tree arrived today and it was absolutely beautiful! It was packaged securely and made the trip to my home with no damage. Even though we will be repotting the tree I love that it came already in a pot so we can open it up and let it adjust to its new home before repotting it.

    During the process of looking through the web site to select my tree and the appropriate accessories I found it a little confusing trying to figure out exactly what I would need for a healthy tree. As such I ended up ordering too much soil and missed the fact that there was a “care bundle” that I could order for less money. Imagine my surprise when citrus.com reached out to me the next day to inquire about making some changes to my order that ended up giving me exactly what I would need to care for my trees while saving my almost $70.00. I was absolutely amazed, not many companies would go out fo their way to save a customer that kind of money especially when the order was already placed. Thank you citrus.com, I will definitely be ordering from you again!

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      Thank you very much for your review and your input. We always like to hear from satisfied customers. We are happy that your tree is thriving and we thank you for your business.

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  3. John Helmbrecht (verified owner)

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  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love my lemon tree!!!

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  5. Keith (verified owner)

    Tree arrived well packaged with detailed instructions for planting in both ground and pots. Prior to delivery they provided ebooks for the same information so we were ready to plant in the pot. It’s been three weeks and our tree has 7 lemons budding already, it is so exciting to watch them grow! We didn’t lose any leaves nor show signs of distress after potting. This was our first foray into trees and we are definitely thinking of getting companion trees with how well this has gone.

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  6. Leah B. (verified owner)

    I was expecting a very small tree. What I received was larger and healthier than I expected. It was even in bloom when it arrived–to my surprise.

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  7. Rhonda (verified owner)

    I have had the most pleasant experience with Citrus.com. First of all, my plant arrived 3 days early. It was well packaged and there were no broken leaves/limbs. It has been repotted and new growth is coming on. Today marks 3 full weeks since its arrival. This winter it will fit nicely in our sunny Florida room! I’ll certainly treat it like a baby!

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  8. Annette F. (verified owner)

    Perfect tree. The delivery did take 3 days longer than quoted. Thankfully, the way it was prepared for shipping allowed it to survive. I would purchase from citrus.com again.

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  9. MARCIA (verified owner)

    I love this plant!

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  10. Jeanette T. (verified owner)

    My lemon looked beautiful when it came. It lost quite a few leaves from travel shock, but a month later it has a lot of new growth and a dozen blooms!

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  11. Debra K. (verified owner)

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  12. Anita A. (verified owner)

    The trees are beautiful, service was wonderful. I will definitely be a repeat customer.

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  13. Clarice (verified owner)

    The tree was in perfect, beautiful shape when it arrived and is happy at it’s new home!!

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  14. Susan J. (verified owner)

    Received well packaged, no wilted or missing leaves, no broken twigs, branches, stem. Placed product in its original pot outside in direct sunlight on patio and watered thoroughly. Immediately started putting on new leaves. Left alone for 1 week, (rained, so no water) transplanted in larger pot, watered thoroughly and now water everyday unless it rains. Very healthy plant received and continues to thrive. Superb product; only wish I could get a dwarf mandarin in Florida!

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  15. Bonnie W. (verified owner)

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  16. nancy l. (verified owner)

    Great looking plant, arrived on time and in perfect condition.

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  17. Nancy (verified owner)

    The first tree came broken in the box. I took pictures of the tree and box and was promptly sent a new tree. While it was smaller than I expected, it has a lot of new growth. Doubt I will get lemons for a while, I’m very pleased with my new tree and great customer service!

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  18. Mike Mason (verified owner)

    Heathy looking little tree.

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  19. Patrice A. (verified owner)

    i gave this as a gift

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  20. Great Looking Tree

    Melodyn Williams (verified owner)

    Arrive in great shape. Very healthy tree. Not one leaf dropped off, no broken branches. Thank you excited to watch it grow.

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  24. Cecilia (verified owner)

    Great customer service!

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  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The tree was shipped to my daughter and arrived in beautiful shape. Looked very healthy with lots of leaves!

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  26. Fabulous little trees

    Cari Auth

    I have never written a review, but these trees are too good not to. My trees are now 2 years old and loaded with fruit. It takes a second to know how to treat them when they are indoors (we live in Ohio) but once you get the hang of it- they are good to go! I’ve had continual blooms and fruit setting all summer long! It’s been a wonderful investment and amazing to see how the lemons develop. Especially in our climate! If you look closely at my photo, you can see fruit at varying stages because I’ve had at least four blooms since May!

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  27. Wonderful product

    Leslie (verified owner)

    Order Number: 56866

    The best purchase for my 5 year old Christmas present! I was amazed at how healthy it arrived being shipped!

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  28. Awesome little tree!

    Lana Rivera (verified owner)

    Surprisingly robust and full at unboxing. Its been about a month and no leaf drop even though ive been moving my guy in and outside for night time temp drops. Really please so far!

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  29. Joseph Trenker (verified owner)

    Great company and fantastic customer service. After the first tree arrived damaged, they immediately sent a replacement after I sent photos. The replace tree was perfect. I would definitely order again and highly recommend them.

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  30. Robin Lawrence (verified owner)

    Tree got here in great shape…and was exactly as described. I would definitely recommend citrus.com!

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  31. Michael R. (verified owner)

    Unfortunately, our tree was damaged during shipping/delivery, but Citrus.com sent a replacement right away. We are very happy with out purchase and with the customer service we received from Citrus.com!

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  32. Tanja (verified owner)

    So far, so good. The plant came in excellent condition. It came with the root developed. I could plant it immediately in my big planter. I’ll buy another plant certainly.

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  33. Michael S. (verified owner)

    Very pleased!! Everything arrived without issues.

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  34. Brian H. (verified owner)

    Very fun!

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  37. HAPPY

    berlola (verified owner)

    I purchased this tree recently and am so pleased when I received it. It came sooner than expected and was in excellent shape. Not a leaf had fallen off and everyone was so green. My tree is full of fruit buds and was packed so well for shipping.
    I am so happy with this purchase, so happy that I ordered two more plants. I would definitely recommend this nursery for anyone that want to get quality plants for a great price. I will ordered again.

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  38. So Happy

    Melanie (verified owner)

    Order Number: 38545

    Got my lemon tree today. It’s covered in buds and so healthy. I am beyond excited. Fast shipping no problems. I am very pleased all around.

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  39. Lola B. (verified owner)

    I ‘ve had the plant for about a month or so and I am very pleased with what I see. It came so well packed and actually earlier than expected. It was so green and full of fruit buds and not one leaf had fallen. So far I have seen growth with new leaves coming out and this one is a winner as far as I am concerned. Love this company and would recommend to anyone.

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  40. Andrew (verified owner)

    The package came and they held it until the weather was warm enough to make sure it was safe. It was well packaged and the plant was flowering. The flowers smell very nice and the plant bounced back quickly once I repotted it. Definitely will be buying again.

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  41. Andrew (verified owner)

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  42. Sheri (verified owner)

    My dwarf meyer lemon tree came quick and is doing well.

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  43. Jan S. (verified owner)

    Very happy with purchase and the great customer care from this company!
    Will be purchasing from them again!

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  44. Karen F. (verified owner)

    Arrived timely and looks healthy!
    Definitely recommend!

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  45. Glenda (verified owner)

    So far so good, haven’t planted as yet but arrived healthy it appears, condition of shipping box was fine. Would order from them again.

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  46. Claudia (verified owner)

    Plants arrived timely and in healthy condition. Repotted them into larger pots with fresh soil and within three weeks already have new growth starting. Very pleased.

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  47. Daniel B. (verified owner)

    The tree arrived in great condition. In my personal opinion, buying lemon trees from a nursery that specializes in citrus trees makes a big difference. The trees are well cared for and I have purchased numerous trees from this website and I am always happy with the quality of citrus trees I have received.

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  48. Tawanna T. (verified owner)

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  49. Amanda S. (verified owner)

    I have 3 trees from them now. Love my trees. They liven up the house. When I emailed customer service in regards to the tree, they were so quick to respond and help me out.

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  50. Ryan Waller (verified owner)

    Thank you, I love it!

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  51. Mom loves it

    Kyla McGinnis

    It arrived in great condition and exactly on the day it said it would. Mom sent me a photo of it when she unboxed it.

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  54. Janet B. (verified owner)

    Well packaged. Arrived in excellent condition.

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  55. Kelly (verified owner)

    Wonderful source and great customer service!

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  56. Gayle F. (verified owner)

    My first Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree was damaged in shipping. After sending requested photos to customer service at Citrus.com, they sent me an apology and a replacement tree immediately at no further cost. The second one arrived today in great condition. That’s excellent customer service, and I highly recommend this company!

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  57. Karen (verified owner)

    The tree arrived healthy and full of leaves..it was a wonderful birthday gift for my mom

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  61. Better than expected!

    Jesse (verified owner)

    Order Number: 1234

    This is my second myer lemon tree. I bought the other from a different site a few years back. The notable difference at arrival. This one had been pruned very well during its growth. Making it much more Bush like. Which is exactly what I was looking for. It had lots of growth. And the leaves were in shock just as explained on their info page. However three days later they have perked up!

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  62. Michael C. (verified owner)

    Tree came in excellent condition in a reasonably quick time. Repotted from the shipping container & is doing very well.

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  63. Ryan (verified owner)

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  64. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Packed very well. Looked really healthy

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  65. Robert P. (verified owner)

    It looks just like in the picture

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  66. Katherine (verified owner)

    I received a healthy, happy tree on time. I’m excited to see it grow.

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  67. Leslie (verified owner)

    The tree arrived in wonderful condition! I do wish that the box had come with instructions on how to take care of the tree, though. So far it is surviving, but I am still not sure if everything is okay since a leaf or two seems to fall each day. Other than that, I am very happy with my purchase!

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  68. Jade (verified owner)

    Nice and healthy, growing big! No sign of lemons yet but I’m excited to see it flourish

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  69. Tammy Bailey (verified owner)

    The tree is healthy and doing well. I know it was well-cared for before it came to me. I have one suggestion: maybe wrap the pot to keep the soil in the pot during shipping. My tree’s soil was all out of the pot and the tree’s root ball was exposed when it got to me.

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  70. Gaynell Lawson (verified owner)

    My merer lemon

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  71. Virginia Schiffer (verified owner)

    First time customer, I was leery of the shipping/delivery of my dwarf lemon tree. It arrived earlier than expected and was in wonderful condition! It’s in a container and so far is doing great. I wouldn’t hesitate to order anything else from this company.

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  72. Deborah Barra (verified owner)

    I am very satisfied with the product and the customer service I received. I would highly recommend this company to everyone.

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  73. Vincent D. (verified owner)

    The Meyer Lemon tree we ordered arrived in perfect condition and looks to be very healthy. It didn’t have any transportation shock and never lost a leaf. Very happy with the purchase.

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  75. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived in the specified time frame in Very Sturdy protective packaging.
    Followed instructions included with the tree:
    After 4 days acclimating to its new environment, it was repotted into a larger ((ceramic) container with large drainage holes. (Tree will be moved indoors during our New Hampshire winters.) Used soil amended with gritty sand from garden center to facilitate drainage. After a month on a deck in the sunshine, the plant is loaded with shiny new leaves. A Perfect little tree. Great experience.

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  76. Connie (verified owner)

    My Meyer Lemon tree arrived in perfect condition. I followed all of the instructions for planting and it is doing fine and putting out new leaves and shoots. I eagerly await blooms and lemons. I live in north Georgia and will bring it inside this winter, but it is enjoying the sun on my front deck.

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  77. Larry Moore (verified owner)

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  78. Graft

    Alfonse (verified owner)

    I don’t see the graft point on this plant?

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  79. Vickie S. (verified owner)

    This is a very healthy dwarf lemon tree. Its foliage is far denser than expected, and it transferred to the planter with no issues. I love this tree, and hope it continues to be happy in its new home.

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  80. Amy (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy live tree. Not just a stick with leaves, but a beautiful lush bush.

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  81. Mary Cilurso (verified owner)

    This one looks very healthy when I receive.

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  82. Joanne F. (verified owner)

    I have every intention of purchasing more from Yarden. All my questions, as a newby, have been answered promptly. Purchase was smooth, great packaging, beautiful healthy tree arrived. I’m so pleased & will recommend.

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  83. ELAINE W. (verified owner)

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  84. adir b. (verified owner)

    Great customer service and plants are wonderful

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  85. Gorgeous Tree

    Jul (verified owner)

    I previously purchased an Eureka Lemon Tree, which I love!! I loved it so much I bought a Myer Lemon Tree for my daughter-in-law. I repotted it, and it bloomed. The blooms have a sweet scent.

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  86. Michelle (verified owner)

    The Meyer Lemon tree was delivered on time and in beautiful condition, taller than anticipated. It was a gift, so hopefully it will prosper in its sunny indoor setting.

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  88. Margaret (verified owner)

    Tree was very full and well established.

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  89. Lee W. (verified owner)

    My meyer lemon arrived in perfect condition with 2 blooms. Now we wait. Very please.

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  90. Lee Hammock (verified owner)

    The tree showed in decent condition (a few limbs broke from shipment) but sat with FedEx for an extra week. I had to file a complaint for the first time ever since it was a live tree. They found it, and finally delivered it to me. And yet the tree was still good. Thanks!

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  91. Kent G. (verified owner)

    Came full with buds on multiple branches. Only one broken small branch but the tree looks healthy. Already placed this in a planter and it looks fantastic! I will definitely buy this again.

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  92. Mary W. (verified owner)

    Ready for warmer weather in order to repot. Blooms are growing. Can’t wait for that sweet aroma!

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  94. Steven Tarnowsky (verified owner)

    The package was obviously handled roughly by the delivery service and the root ball had dislodged from the pot and some dirt was in the upper part of the package. I waited a couple weeks to transplant. It seems fine and the plant looks healthy. Overall I am pleased with my purchase.

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  96. Philip L. (verified owner)

    The dwarf Meyer lemon tree arrived in good health, with no adverse affect from its travels. Surprisingly, it had not lost any branches, already displayed substantial (still green) fruit, and sported a well developed root system.

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  97. Susanne (verified owner)

    Arrived with dozens of blossoms and healthy….perfect condition. I could not be more pleased

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  98. Nympha Mark (verified owner)

    Order Number: 42789

    I ordered my tree in March of 2021,it arrived in great shape and shipping was really quick.
    It fruited a few months later and I was pleased overall

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  99. Angela (verified owner)

    The tree was so healthy and vibrant with many blossoms. They did a great job shipping it during some very frigid temps and it was unphased.

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  100. JoAnn L. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition with lots of blossoms. Since we were notified it would arrive earlier than originally expected, we were ready and had no problem with this colder climate

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  101. Michelle M. (verified owner)

    When it said 10 to 18 inches I was expecting just a small sprig. Pleasantly surprised how big it was. The care instructions were very helpful. Super fast shipping.

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  102. Randy Snyder (verified owner)

    Arrived in great condition. Planted and taking off beautifully. Great communications. Very satisfied.

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  103. Jill Thompson (verified owner)

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  104. Fast delivery

    J. H in NJ (verified owner)

    Order Number: 1234

    I ordered a Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree for my mother for Mother’s Day. I ordered the week before and it was going to arrive after but Citrus.com shipped it right away and got it there a week before the estimated delivery date. My mom was super impressed with the sturdy packaging and careful delivery. Tree was healthy and a very nice size and even had one lemon on it already! Very pleased with the ease or ordering, delivery and quality of tree sent. Thank you!

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  105. Joann Markham (verified owner)

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  106. Debbie (verified owner)

    The tree arrived healthy and properly packaged. I am thrilled with the whole experience.

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  107. Beth A (verified owner)

    The pot was secured snugly to prevent water from dripping out. The directions on how to handle the tree before planting (after opening the bag, leave it in the dark for 10 days) was very appreciated.
    I trust their knowledge and professional, supportive nature. I will definitely recommend this company to anyone searching for citrus.

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  108. Alberta L. (verified owner)

    I love my dwarf Meyer Lemon tree!

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  109. Lakishia (verified owner)

    My Myer lemon tree arrived on time and has not lost one leaf. It is very healthy.

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  110. Kasey (verified owner)

    Arrived in beautiful condition, even had a small lemon on it. It is adjusting to the high altitude, but is doing well.

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  111. Danielle k. (verified owner)

    This little tree is the cutest!! It already came with little lemons growing on it. It is thriving! I bought lights on Amazon and it really likes them 🙂

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  112. barbara (verified owner)

    The Meyer Lemon tree arrived is very good condition. Several new shoots ready to open!

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  113. Jennifer Federmeyer (verified owner)

    I love my tree

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  114. Glenda Logan (verified owner)

    Tree was in very good condition when I got it.

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  115. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tree came in undamaged. Can’t wait for it to grow.

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  116. terri bullard (verified owner)

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  117. Joan (verified owner)

    Tree arrived in very good condition. Repotting instructions were easy to understand.

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  119. Carol (verified owner)

    Loved it! Arrived when you said it would and was packed nicely. Christmas present for a daughter who has everything. Was a big hit! It had lots of leaves and was healthy. The ebooks you sent were very nice with a lot of useful information. Thanks great tree!

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  122. Leigh C. (verified owner)

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  123. Jennifer K. (verified owner)

    Great condition when it arrived! It already had 3 lemons starting to grow with many flower buds! I need to ask about the straps supporting the tree to the stake. When should I release it?

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  125. Christina Leonard (verified owner)

    Excellent experience! Tree arrived early before Mother’s Day and my mom loves it! Ordering the lime tree for Father’s Day!

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  126. JUDY (verified owner)

    The tree was delivered healthy and four days earlier then expected.

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  127. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My mom loves her lemon tree! Your customer service was fantastic!

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  128. Jackie B. (verified owner)

    Just received my plant yesterday. So far its great. Cant wait to get some blossoms!

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  129. Lino (verified owner)

    Very nice lemon tree.

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  134. Sonya Hughes (verified owner)

    I am very happy with the way my new tree has arrived. I can’t wait for it to grow fruit. Thank you so much.

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  136. Donna F. (verified owner)

    Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree came and it beta my expectations. I am so excited to put it into a new pot and get some amazing lemons!! Thank you Citrus.com

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  137. Warren O. (verified owner)

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  138. Brandon (verified owner)

    The dwarf myer lemon tree arrived in great shape, potted (which is a bonus that other places don’t offer), and was so mature. I am sure it will flower and fruit soon. I am very happy with the tree and the experience of shopping with citrus.com.

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  139. Michelle P. (verified owner)

    a healthy little tree. It arrived blooming and already had tiny lemons set

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  140. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  141. Jackie (verified owner)

    Arrived in good shape
    Beautiful plant

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  142. Thomas S. (verified owner)

    My Tree Looks Wonderful, already has golf ball size lemon growing and many buds. Very happy with the shipping packaging as well. A+++

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  143. Tracy (verified owner)

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  144. Caroline (verified owner)

    Super happy with my dwarf lemon tree. It was shipped quickly and packaged well when it arrived. I was pleasantly surprised that it was taller than I expected! It’s a great addition to the dwarf lemon tree I have had for five years and it will also be potted due to where I live.

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  145. Alaina K. (verified owner)

    Absolutely gorgeous tree – the branches and foliage almost look fake because they’re so beautifully colored and glossy. Tree also arrived on the bigger end of the given size range spectrum, which is great. Definitely impressed and have already suggested this site to my other tree and plant-loving friends.

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  146. Shula M. (verified owner)

    A lot bigger tree than expected, and full of lovely foliage. Shipping took extra days so it was a little droopy on arrival, but it’s doing well. Already repotted in new pot.

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  147. Sam P. (verified owner)

    Very happy with the tree, arrived in great condition.

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  148. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tree came looking healthy and even had a small lemon starting to grow on it! Thank you!

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  149. Emily (verified owner)

    The tree came in good condition. Shipping was fast.

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  150. Warren O. (verified owner)

    This one was fine

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  151. Rebecca D. (verified owner)

    Tree arrived quickly and it was beautiful!

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  152. Scott (verified owner)

    Excellent experience. No complaints

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  153. James M. (verified owner)

    Very Pleased with my order from Citrus.com. My tree arrived in no time safe and sound. Will definitely order with them again. Very Happy !!!

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  154. Grant (verified owner)

    Arrived extremely well packaged and in great shape. Tree is in a 14″ tall 4″ by 4″ pot with excellent roots. Pruned at 24″ with 7 small branches just below the heading cut. Very happy with it.

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  155. Amanda D. (verified owner)

    Very nice tree, excited to see it grow! Fast shipping!!!

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  156. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plants and planters arrived in great shape and on time. I am very pleased.

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  157. William Sugg (verified owner)

    Tree arrived in excellent shape.

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  158. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tree was healthy if wilted when it arrived, and perked up quickly once repotted

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  159. Janet G. (verified owner)

    Product arrived early, was in excellent shape and is presently thriving in its planter. No loss of leaves noted. I am very happy and I highly recommend Citrus.com !!! Now to await that first Meyer lemon next year for my vodka cocktail.

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  160. Frederick Baehr (verified owner)

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  161. LuAnn (verified owner)

    Tree arrived in excellent condition.

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  162. Joseph A. (verified owner)

    My Meyer Lemon Tree arrived safe and sound and is now growing happily in a new pot in my office. A very healthy plant that came with explicit directions. Thanks!!

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  163. Angela B. (verified owner)

    My dwarf meyer lemon arrived at the promised time and in excellent condition. It’s planted in my garden with my dwarf persian lime and so far they are happy plants with new growth. Great purchase experience.

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  164. Kurt Browning (verified owner)

    It’s a beautiful tree.

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  165. Patricia Messinger (verified owner)

    Received the tree in a timely manner. It is a beauty. Daughter in law loves it, very healthy.

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  166. Gregory J Nickett (verified owner)

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  167. Sarah (verified owner)

    The tree came very nicely packaged for shipping. It is healthy and growing. I can honestly recommend this item.

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  168. Alysia M. (verified owner)

    I love my tree! I received it pretty quick and there was nothing broken in the package. The care instructions inside were easy to follow.

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  169. Beautiful and healthy

    Kristin Sanchez (verified owner)

    My Dwarf Meyer Lemon arrived a little ahead of schedule. It was packed very well and had lost only 2 leaves. It looks very healthy and has many leaves left and a small lemon forming already. It is about 24 inches tall. I have had this about 5 days now and it appears to be adjusting nicely to my patio here in the Seattle area.

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  170. gary bennett (verified owner)

    Nice healthy tree. Packaged well for shipping.

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  171. Tamara (verified owner)

    The tree arrived relatively unscathed, despite UPS treatment of the box it came in–so it was packed well. One week since arriving, It is pretty happy in a pot outside in the sun–facing south but also windy–and we are hopeful it will do well here. Thanks!

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  172. Ashley (verified owner)

    very fast delivery and the tree was lovely. will definitely be back!

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  173. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Ordered two. One was full bloom one wasn’t. On the 3rd day the 2nd was blooming. Love these trees!

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    Wonderful people. Outstanding tree.

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  175. Pamela Gill (verified owner)

    I’m so pleased with our tree, it came through the transit and transplantation beautifully. I have new growth already and the existing foliage is green and healthy. Now is the tough part, waiting for the fruit. Thank you

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    Product shipped quickly and was in good condition with blooms showing up a few days after it was planted. Thanks!

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    Trees came quickly and were well protected. Hope I can keep them going.

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    The tree arrived on time and in perfect condition. The planting and care instructions took out any guesswork. The top leaves and branches were a little compacted from packaging but not permanently damaged. Not one leaf came off in transit. After just a day or two they had expanded and look great. Thanks for the prompt shipping and healthy product!

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Citrus Tree Care

Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree, just like all other citrus trees, love the sun. They are the happiest in temperatures between 50 to 80 °F but can survive down to 32 °F temperature. If the temperature drops below that, you need to take them inside or protect them from frost.

Meyer lemon trees need 6-12 hours of direct sunlight per day. Outdoor trees can tolerate partial shade, but are best grown in full sun. If taken indoors during winter, place the tree near a window facing the south to get the most direct light. The potted plant should also be rotated every 3 weeks to ensure that the entire tree gets sunlight.

Uproot any grass under the lemon tree’s canopy as it takes away the nutrients your tree needs to grow properly.

Be it in-ground or potted, this dwarf lemon tree favors soil that is slightly acidic with pH between 5.7 and 6.5. It does well on soil that is well-drained and not compacted. If the lemon lime tree starts looking stressed, try using fresh potting soil. Take note though that peat moss is too acidic for citrus trees and could impede the plant from setting fruit. On the other hand, soil that is too alkaline can inhibit the plant from getting nutrients from the soil which could result to deficiencies and yellowing of leaves.

Proper watering is crucial in growing dwarf citrus, especially those grown in pots. Under watering or over watering the tree is detrimental to fruit production so keep in mind that when watering the tree you need to keep the soil moist but not saturated. Generally, in-ground Meyer lemon trees need to be watered every one to two weeks, but during dry season you need to water it more often. To determine if your potted lemon dwarf tree needs to be watered, stick your finger in the soil up to the second knuckle. If your fingertip gets damp, wait to water. If your fingertip feels dry, water the lemon tree until you see the water run out of the bottom of the pot.

To ensure that your newly bought Meyer lemon tree is healthy and fruitful, make sure that it gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs. For potted Meyer lemon tree, use a 2-1-1 slow-release citrus fertilizer in early spring as soon as you see new growth. Administer your tree with a balanced liquid fertilizer for citrus trees with micro-nutrients once in 4-6 weeks while it is growing. For outdoor Meyer lemon tree, you can only start feeding it fertilizer after 2 years on the ground, which is when they start needing a large amount of nitrogen. 2 year old lemon trees need 1/3 cup of 21-0-0 ammonium sulfate in January of February when new growth springs. Start fertilizing from the trunk to the drip line and make sure to water the area thoroughly. Repeat the process once between April and May, and once again in August or September.

Keep your lemon tree happy by pruning branches that are growing straight up and removing the damaged or crossing branches. To promote growth, cut should be made on a 45 degree angle facing upward. You should also cut out branches that blocks sunlight from the center of the tree to enhance air circulation and increase the amount of branches getting exposed to sunlight.

Fruit & Harvesting

Fruit

This Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree with evergreen foliage is a prolific fruit bearer even when young. The Meyer lemons are rounder than the regular lemon and have thin yellow skin that is absolutely fragrant. The fruits are sweeter, have less acidic flavor and reduced bitterness compared to Lisbon or Eureka varieties found in supermarkets, and contain around 10 seeds per fruit.

Harvesting

Healthy Meyer lemon trees produce more fruit so it is wise to take care of them at all times. Fruits that have sprouted from Meyer lemon trees that are younger than 2 years old should be removed because the trees still need to develop strong root system. Furthermore, plucking the fruits from young trees will guarantee that they are healthy enough to produce a lot of fruit by the time they are well established.

Determining the ripeness of your Meyer lemon tree lemons by sight is not 100% fool proof because some lemons are brightly colored even if they are not yet ready to eat, while some are already juicy even when they are still slightly green. Since Meyer lemons will only continue to ripen while still on the tree, make sure that the fruits are already ripe before you harvest them. The best way to know if your lemons are ripe and ready to be harvested is by tasting them.

You can pick the fruit directly from the tree using your bare hands by holding the entire fruit with your hand and twisting it gently until it breaks free. To avoid the risk of damaging the tree while harvesting the fruit, use a knife or scissor to harvest the fruit to steer clear of accidentally pulling off a larger piece than planned.

Growing Zones

Advice

If you have just bought a Dwarf Improved Meyer Lemon Tree, keep in mind that when planted on ground it could grow as tall as 6-10 feet, while those planted in a pot will be smaller. It usually blooms or bears fruit in Spring and Fall. Just like other citrus trees it needs to be protected from temperatures below 32°F, and although it can be taken in door during winter season, it is not best to keep your Meyer lemon tree indoors.

Pests and Diseases

Just like other lemon trees, Meyer Lemon Trees are susceptible to specific types of pests like citrus leaf miner, scale insects and aphids.

 

Type of Pest Necessary Treatment
Scale Insects Use one percent Horticultural oil solution mixed with water.

You can also use diluted rubbing oil.

Mites Sulfur spray.

Do not use oil sprays as they are not effective for this type of pest.

Make sure that the soil is moist before use.

Aphids Biological controls, including lacewigs and lady beetles

Insecticidal soaps

Horticultural oil solution mixed with water is also an effective treatment for problems with aphids.

Citrus Leaf Miner Biological controls like predatory insects that are parasitoid.

Citrus leaf miner insecticide that you can directly put to the ground to be absorbed by the tree.

Horticulture oil with spinosad.

FAQs

Is it true that I should cut off the branches that have thorns?

No. There is no reason to cut off branches because they have thorns. You can prune away some of the actual larger thorns if you wish, by using sharp side-cut hand pruners. The branches with thorns also produce valuable leaves and eventually fruit. Thorns are a normal part of the growing process for a healthy lemon tree. Thorns are a lemon tree’s natural defense against climbing pests.

Are your Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees organically grown and shipped?

All of our Meyer Lemon trees are Non-Gmo. To prevent the spread of destructive insects between states and regions, and to comply with strict USDA plant shipping regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all trees shipped over state lines.

Can I grow my lemon tree inside?

Yes. Be sure to plant it in a large enough pot, and give the tree as much sun as possible by locating it in a south-facing window. You can also supplement lighting by using grow lights. Also lemon trees must be watered well and allowed to drain. A large basin under a pot with good drainage holes can help in this regard. If possible, you could also move the tree outside to water it.

What is the difference between a Meyer Lemon Tree and an Improved Meyer Lemon Tree?

The Improved Meyer Lemon Tree has been selectively bred to be more disease resistant. The growth habits, size, fruit size, and fruit taste are all the same for Meyer Lemon Trees and Improved Meyer Lemon Trees.

When should I plant my new Meyer Lemon Tree?

If you are planting your tree in a pot to live indoors, you can plant it at anytime. If you are planting it in the ground outdoors, then plant it in the early spring after all danger of frost has passed. In USDA Zones 8 to 11, a good time to plant is mid to late March.

When should I fertilize my Meyer Lemon Tree?

Fertilize your Meyer lemon tree once every 4 to 6 weeks from February to August. Follow the fertilizer manufacturer directions for the amounts based on the tree size. Always use a fertilizer formulated and designated as citrus fertilizer. Fertilizers that are made for citrus and avocado, or citrus and mango, are suitable as well.

Do I need two lemon trees for them to grow fruit?

No. Meyer lemon trees are self-pollinating, and will grow fruit with no additional pollinator. But two trees grown together will usually produce more fruit than a single tree.