Citrus Limon (Lemon tree)
Look at that burst of colour from those yellow fruit (lemons) on the Citrus Limon (Citrus Limonia). This tree, not surprisingly called a lemon tree, can be found across the world. It’s hugely popular for its fruit but no doubt also for its stunning appearance, with its yellow and green colours bringing a real sense of joy. And you can really eat the lemons. They’re extremely good for you and an important source of vitamin C.
Citrus Limon (Citrus Limonia)
The lemon tree is evergreen and has wonderfully twisting and thorny branches. Citrus Limon is self-pollinating, so you only need one tree for it to bear fruit. Another great additional feature is that lemon trees develop wonderfully fragrant and beautiful white blossom in spring, from late May/early June. The lemons appear after that and keep growing all year. The tree prefers being outside in the summer, but do take your Citrus Limonia indoors when the days become colder, as the plant is unable to withstand winter temperatures.
Growing Citrus Limonia
Lemon trees have been grown for years and years in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, and Spain.
Why choose Citrus Limon?
- Lemon trees are a stunning sight to behold.
- They have a tropical look. You’ll be reminded of warmer climes all year long.
- The tree’s blossom also has a beautiful fragrance.
- You can eat the fruit, lemons, which are really good for you.
When should you plant your lemon tree?
We recommend planting your Citrus Limon in a pot so it doesn’t really matter when you plant it. But do be aware that it can’t cope with freezing temperatures. If you buy one just before or during winter, you’ll need to place it indoors immediately or, in any event, in a sheltered spot that doesn’t get any frost.
What’s the best way to plant your Citrus Limonia?
You can plant your Citrus Limonia in the ground, but because the plant is unable to withstand freezing temperatures, it’s better to place it in a pot. That way, you can easily move your lemon tree to a warmer, more sheltered site when you need to.
After purchasing your Citrus Limo,it’s best to plant it in an attractive pot or container, perhaps made from terracotta. The pot should be around 20% larger than the plastic pot in which you purchased it. First place bubble wrap around the inside of the pot or container for insulation. Make some holes in the bottom of the pot, tub, or container so that excess water can drain away. This prevents rotting roots. Remove the root ball from the pot. Place a layer of hydrograins in the ornamental pot. Then fill up with special Mediterranean potting compost.
Your lemon tree needs a lot of sunlight and a sheltered spot. And as you’ve already read, this plant doesn’t like having wet feet.
If you move the plant in its pot from indoors to outdoors and vice versa, make sure that the temperature difference is not too great. It needs to get used to a colder or warmer environment gradually.
When can your Citrus Limonia be placed outside? From mid to late April until October/November.
And from October/November to mid/late April you should place it in a sheltered spot with lots of sunlight.
Your Citrus Limon can also be placed indoors, but we do recommend making sure that any excess water can drain away. Place a tray under the pot or container for this.
Advice and Care
The plant hates having wet feet, so only water your Citrus Limon if the top of the potting compost feels dry. Give your plant plenty of water at least two or three times a week between April and October. In winter, your plant only needs small amounts of water every now and then to stop the soil from drying out.
It’s wise to feed your lemon tree when the lemons are growing. This is during the growing season from March to September. You can purchase special citrus tree fertilizer for this.
Do not feed your plant in the winter, as that is its rest period.
It’s best to prune Citrus Limon in spring, just before the new shoots appear. Once the growing season starts, the plant can then use all its energy for the rest of the branches.
Treating common problems
Are the leaves discoloured? You’re probably watering the plant too much, so give it less water. If the excess water can’t drain away at the bottom, make a hole in the bottom of the pot.
Pot-grown plants often suffer from spider mite, brown scale, scale insects, mealybugs, or aphids. And that’s also the case with lemon trees. You could combat these pests with special products that are available from garden centres or DIY stores.
Advantages and disadvantages of lemon trees
- They look stunning.
- The plant produces delicious and nutritious fruit.
- Citrus Limon has beautifully fragrant blossom in spring.
- The plant is unable to withstand freezing temperatures so it needs to be moved indoors in winter, or in any event to a sheltered spot. Make sure that the change in temperature is not too great when you move your plant indoors before winter or when you move it back outdoors in spring.
Are you looking for a stunning lemon tree for your garden, terrace, or balcony? With its colourful yellow and green hues, wonderfully fragrant leaves, and tasty lemons, it’s a real asset. So don’t delay – order your Citrus Limon (Citrus Limonia) today. If you have any questions or would like more information about this plant, please contact our customer services.