£32.00 – £112.50
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Citrus Fertiliser (£4.75)
Height (when grown)
Tender (Needs protection)
Flowering in Apr, Jun, May
Fruiting in Aug, Dec, Jul, Nov, Oct, Sep
Choose as standard or half standard.
Lemon trees benefit from being outside in summer in a sunny protected area. This will strengthen the plant and help control any lurking pests which may be hanging around. Lemon plants do tend to flower at odd times of year in Britain but it is generally around Christmas time that the lemon citrus fruit appears. The bright evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers are intoxicating and lovely to look at. Generally self-fertile, they bear lemons that hang from the trees looking like baubles at Christmas time. A very rewarding tree.
Citrus trees are not hardy in cold countries and must be kept in a pot, in a conservatory, greenhouse, or on a cool well-lit windowsill in the cold months. In severe weather, a heated conservatory or fleece is recommended. Do not keep near a hot radiator.
Citrus requires care and attention to flourish but gives you ample reward for your dedication. It benefits from John Innes No. 3 compost and summer and winter citrus feed. Please follow planting and care instructions carefully.
Continued use of citrus feed recommended – available for £4.75 from the website.
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Habit: Bushy every-green shape
Position: Sunny protected area in summer, greenhouse or conservatory in autumn-winter
Flowering period: Difficult to pinpoint in Britain
Colour: White flowers
Hardiness: Not hardy, needs some protection.
Height and Spread at Maturity: 1.5m x 70cm / 5ft x 3ft
Special features: Fragrant flowers and attractive edible lemons
Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales
Lemon tree ‘Passion & Discretion’ – Luck & Pride’ Tree of the Sun (Astrological)
Gender – Feminine, Planet – The Moon, Element – Water, Powers are Longevity, Purification, Love, and Friendship
Care for Citrus
Citrus (Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange)
Citrus can be kept outside from May/June to September, obviously depending on the weather, with an Indian Summer they can be kept out longer than usual. All Citrus must come in for the winter. No special pruning is required although one can improve the shape by light pruning of straggly shoots.
Citrus need winter light which is difficult to obtain in the UK so they do need to be in a glasshouse, conservatory or tunnel. Often some leaves will turn yellow and drop off but they will re-grow with warm spring sunshine. Another grower has suggested that once a month, breaking up several spent tea bags and stirring them into the compost’ which seems to be a good idea. Rotted leaves will have the same effect.
Suggested home remedy, About once a month, from November to March, add 1 level teaspoonful of Epsom Salts to each Citrus and water in – this will improve leaf colour and general well-being. Spray with a fine mist of water in spring to assist pollination. If scale insects appear on the undersides of the leaves spray with some leaf defence. Some gardeners recommend dabbing scale insects with a paintbrush dipped in methylated spirits or rubbing alcohol, although these substances are not approved as pesticides.
How To Grow Citrus Container Growing
Citrus are really only suitable for growing in patio tubs or containers in Britain. Choose one of a good size for the tree or shrub you are planting. Be careful not to pant in too small a container, a plant loaded with foliage and fruit can easily become top-heavy in high winds and it will also need to be re-potted much sooner as it grows.
There are many containers available but it is important to choose one that has good drainage. There should be holes in the base to ensure good drainage and prevent root rot. It is always a good idea to put stones or rubble into the bottom of the container to help with drainage and prevent soil from falling out. Ideally, the container should be stood on a couple of house bricks or on gravel to assist drainage.
In the first growing season after planting it is vital to ensure the plant is adequately watered – and this is even more critical in extended dry periods or drought. When watering any newly planted stock ‘a bucket a week’ is favourable to a teacup a day, and will encourage a good, deep root system.
Keep the area around the base of your plant free of weeds and grass which would otherwise compete for moisture and nutrients.
To further aid moisture retention it is a good idea to mulch around your plant with chipped bark, well-rotted manure or similar; this will also help with suppressing weed growth.
During the active growing season, an occasional feed with our ‘Instant Life’ citrus food or a light top dressing with a base fertiliser will prove beneficial. Under no circumstances be tempted to overfeed!
Pruning and Training
Many many books have been written on fruit pruning and training therefore we would recommend Grow Fruit by Alan Buckingham (DK Publishing).
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
To find out more information, please visit our Delivery & Returns page.
Hello, Height of a citrus tree (50-75cm) is a hight with or without a pot?
The citrus is measured from the base of the tree.
Hi, are the lemons edible?
Hi, I would like to buy one of the large trees when they become available in July
We are waiting for a delivery from Italy and will let you know as soon as they arrive
hope this helps
I would like to know when the large lemon tree is back in stock please
We are not expecting any shipment of that sized Lemon tree until November.
sorry not to be more helpful
Hi does the tree come with some lemons already?
yes, they are green now and turning yellow over the next month or two
Bought this tall Lemon tree a few months ago and after unpacking from a well protected parcel and being outside through the summer it has flourished producing countless numbers of flowers and baby lemons some have already grown to the size of a hens egg.Going to pot on to a bigger size in the spring and will order another along with an orange as they are a great talking point of interest and they look great on the patio area. Highly delighted.
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