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    • Dwarf Meyer Lemon - 1 Plant per offer
    • $9.95
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Dwarf Meyer Lemon

The zesty lemon scent will enliven your living space.


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Product Details

Awaken your living space and your senses with zesty lemons! The sweetly scented blossoms of Dwarf Meyer Lemon are followed by medium-sized orange-yellow fruit year round! Lemons are tangy, juicy and slightly sweet when ripe. Self-pollinating. Be sure to move indoors for winter in Northern zones.

Zones 9-10. Ships in 3" pots.

  • Zones: 9 - 10 (30° F.).
  • Height: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Spacing: 1 plant per pot. If planted in the ground in zones 9 - 10, space 4 - 6 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same level as in the pot.
  • Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, rich, moist, sandy loam soil.
  • Pruning: Late Winter pruning helps promote more compact look.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Will need to hand-pollinate if indoors.
  • Yield: Varies.
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Evergreen, glossy foliage.
  • Blooms: April.
  • Flowers: Fragrant blossoms.
  • Fruit: Medium-sized, round, thin skinned, more orange colored, tangy, juicy, slightly sweet when fully ripe. Fruit that is grown indoors in a pot can take up to a year for the fruit to ripen.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Size: 3/4 inch white flowers.
  • Comments: Nothing freshens the air like the pleasant fresh citrus fragrance given off by the beautiful, waxy white blossoms of these unique tropical plants. Move to a bright light indoors for the winter. Four hours or more of direct sunlight from a South window. Let plant approach dryness before watering. Average indoor humidity levels. Day temperature 65 - 70 degrees F; night temperature 50 - 55 degrees F. Use an acid-balanced fertilizer throughout the year and add trace elements in Spring. Leaves will drop if soil is too wet or too dry. High Ph or high soluble salts can cause leaf yellowing. Will not bloom if light is too low. May need to hand-pollinate for better fruit production. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, AZ, CA, FL, GU, HI, LA, PR, SC, TX.

Customer Reviews

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My tree looks pitiful
Mar 7, 2012  |  By Jennifer
I bought the mini lemon, lime and orange trees last year and they do not look very good. I brought them indoors for the winter and have a plant light on them for 6 hours a day. They have lost almost all of their leaves and am not sure if they will make it.

received in great shape
Feb 29, 2012  |  By Joshdx
i ordered the patio collection.Came in in great shape, sadly though my dog decided to make a snack out of them.will have to order some more next season

Doing Pretty Good
Feb 28, 2012  |  By Kim
I received this lemon tree last spring,planted it, and moved it outside when the weather got warm. It grew to about a foot or so with beautiful dark green leaves. Brought it inside before 1st frost and it has lost most of its leaves but the stems are still green. It has now produced about 4 flowers and the lemons are forming. I think you just have to allow time for this tree but I will wait to see if more leaves form soon. I will move it back outside when no spring temps allow. Overall, I am happy. I also ordered the Olive tree and it died but Gurneys is replacing it this spring.

Plant just started growing
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Eve
I purchased this plant in 2009, when it arrived at my home, it only had one (1) leaf. It remained tiny until this summer where it grew additional branches and leaves, its about 1 foot at this point. Has not flowered and I don't see any signs of buds. Not sure what is wrong with it, it looks healthy.

Another stick
Feb 8, 2012  |  By Chrissy
I got this plant in the fall, and it was great. I transplanted it, it bloomed and even set one little bitty fruit. When the weather began changing, it dropped its flowers and leaves. I could still see some new growth, so I thought it might be a seasonal thing. Then it dropped its new growth and turned brown. I'm still caring for it hoping it will come back, but I'm not holding my breath.

Why isn't mine as great as everyone elses?
Feb 7, 2012  |  By Kristal
I recieved my lemon tree last Spring and when I recieved it, it had holes all over in the leaves. I took pictures hoping it wouldn't die. It has since lost those leaves and has only about 3 healthy leaves left. It is so tiny and hasn't grown at all. I bought special soil for it and it is constantly in the sun. What can I do to help it? I was so excited to have this tree but it looks like a stick.

Blooming beautifully
Dec 20, 2011  |  By tiff
I received my lemon tree one year ago. She is now 2 ft tall and 1.5ft wide. I brought the plant in for the winter in October. In December, my lemon started blooming. The tree is now covered with 80 blossoms and/or tiny fruitlets.

amazing little plants
Dec 18, 2011  |  By Kim
I received 4 of these little Meyer Lemons in October. They are all about 5 inches tall. Within one month profuse blooming of flowers occurred on all of them. One little plant has 2 lemons growing on it now. I love to watch these lemons grow, but I may need to cut them off as they grow bigger. The plant is still so small, I can't imagine it's a good idea to strain this tree growing 2 lemons at it's small size. I love these little trees. I'm sure they will grow to produce lots of fruit in a year or 2.

Worth it!
Nov 26, 2011  |  By Tiffany
Received my lemon tree in November 2010. Its one year later, and its flowering. I hope to eat lemons in a few months.

Green is normal
Sep 7, 2011  |  By Kade Madison
To the folks wondering how they get yellow lemons, fear not. First of all, as the lemon first forms on the tree, they will be green, like many fruit. As they grow and ripen, the color will eventually change. Meyer Lemons can be a little larger than the normal yellow lemon. And, a Meyer Lemon will not be pure yellow. It will have a slight orange tint to it. This is a hybrid lemon that was crossed with a particular grapefruit, so you should make sure you can still eat these if you have medical conditions that restrict grapefruit. You may not get many lemons the first year at all, but this is normal with citrus. Also, stop using the Miracle Grow. That stuff is awful. Water regularly, and use a specific citrus tree fertilizer only for the specified times. Here in Florida, we only fertilize in May and October. I do though, like to use the organic sprays for keeping any disease away and use an organic spray for insects ONLY if there is a severe problem. Otherwise, I want the natural insects and bees around the tree.

Jul 27, 2011  |  By CB
This is my first year for my Dwarf Lemon Tree potted for patio growing. Plant flowered and produced 8 green balls that look like golf balls. The plant is about 2 foot in height and plenty of healthy leaves. What does my plant need to produce yellow lemons? I water as needed and fertilize using Miracle Grow.

Recently purchased
Jul 8, 2011  |  By Pat
About 3 months ago I recieived the Meyers Lemon, Key Lime and Venous Orange trees. All three were about 6 inches high but looked healthy. I transplanted them into individual large Pots and set them outside in the sun. They are growing like mad. They must be 18 inches tall now and continue to set out new leaves. I don't anticipate any blossoms or fruit for a couple of years, but would love to be wrong! Will bring them into our sunroom this winter when temps drop below 30 and see how they do. That usually is the critical time for fruit trees. So far, I have been really pleased.

Got Lemons?
Dec 21, 2010  |  By John
When I received my tree it was was a couple sprigs with a few leaves and about 8 inches high. In the next year and a half it transformed into a 2 foot tall bush complete with dozens of lemons. All I did was make sure it was well lighted, watered, and fed it every once in a while.

Dec 2, 2010  |  By STAN

Oct 23, 2010  |  By Kim Pozivilko
I received lemon, orange and lime trees and they have grown well, but they look like bushes and are full of very large thorns. I called Gurneys and they told me that the photos are of mature plants and that my lemon tree will lose the large thorns and look more like a tree instead of a thorn bush as it matures. I thought people should know about this if they have little children or pets as the thorns are very long and sharp, some over an inch long.

Awesome Product
Sep 6, 2010  |  By Alex
I got mine about a year ago and this recent year it bloomed and now it is blooming and doing great!

Dwarf Lemon Tree
Apr 15, 2010  |  By Bonnie
I received my Lemon Tree today, I was very impressed with it. I arrived with 16 leaves, none were in the bottom, and none were dead or yellowing, I am going to plant it in a few minutes. Will let you know how is progresses.

will not disappoint
Apr 12, 2010  |  By Marie
The plant arrived in perfect condition thanks to very protective packaging. I was surprised when it bloomed just a few days after being potted, and amazed to find an actual lemon on it today, after sitting in a window with a northern exposure all winter.

very nice
Apr 1, 2010  |  By Jade
My lemon tree has been blooming constantly . I like the sweet smell of it. The only downside is I havn't seen any change of its size since last October.

Dward Lemon Tree
Dec 6, 2009  |  By Emily
I bought this tree and recieved it in spring 2009. It came with a good root system and never really grew but didn't die either. It hard a hard time adjusting to being brought in doors as the cooler weather came this fall and lost all of it's leaves but about 5. Even after all of this it is now begining to flower. This is a pretty hardy little plant after it gets over all of the shock of being moved around. I am concerned however if I need to polinate these flowers or if the plant will self polinate.

Bullet Proof
Aug 20, 2009  |  By John
This is one tuff plant. It was small when it arrived, but grew quickly despite our cool summer this year. Then I forgot to water it, and all its leaves dryed up and fell off. I was ready to pitch it, but didn't. Within a few weeks it grew new leaves, and now it even has flower buds on it. Wow! I would highly recommend this lemon from this company.

Finally got a good one
Jun 18, 2009  |  By Sportsroad
It took about two months from ordering before I got the plant. The plant I got was tiny and not impressive at all! I sent an e-mail to Gurneys and they sent out a replacement pretty quickly. The replacement looked 100% better than the first plant, and was even flowering. I have gotten some great plants from these guys in the past, and since they redeemed themselves with this one, I will continue to do business with them in the future.

Lemon Tree
Apr 30, 2009  |  By Chris
I bought all of gurneys dwarf fruit trees and they are all doing amazing. They looked like death after receiving them in the mail, don't be discouraged just get them in a pot with good soil and lots of light and they will grow. My only real tip is don't underestimate the size of the roots! Pick a pot 2 to 3 times the size of the roots for best growth potential.

Dwarf Fruiting Trees
Jan 30, 2009  |  By Nourah Mu'meen
I buy about 80% of my food seed and food plants from Gurneys.com. I have bought all of their dwarf fruit plants going on two years ago. They are all putting out bananas, key limes, lemons, tangerines, etc. all over the place. All my fruits (grapes, cherries, berries, etc.) produce high volumes of fruits. Gurneys has really great seed and plants. My family is eating healthier and my grocery bill is only $150 for 2 adults & 6 children. The bananas tree put out 2 babies, now I have 3 trees. Yeah!

wow what fruit!!!
Jan 23, 2009  |  By lisa
This is the best lemon ever!!! We have so much fun with our tree,cooking,making drinks,and just eating raw! This tree is a producer, we planted ours in the yard 4 years ago, when it was about 3 ft. tall. This tree is now about7 ft.tall and about 8 ft. around! All my family and neighbors look forward to the fruit every year, makes great chritmas gifts! You'll never believe how much fruit these trees make!!!

Jan 8, 2009  |  By Eva
I ordered lemon, lime and tangerine. They were all tiny but now it is very bushy and 1 foot tall. No lemons yet, it has been 8 months

Lemons the First Year!
Jan 5, 2009  |  By Marcia
"I received the lemon tree last winter. It was a 6"" little, twiggy plant. It has doubled in size. Last spring it grew 2 lemons, but I removed them so it could have a stronger trunk. This year it is full of blooms. Next year I am going to let it grow its lemons. It is a great little tree. "

Very happy with purchase
Oct 21, 2008  |  By Lydia
I received my 2 lemon trees 2 weeks ago and 1 is already blooming !!! I also purchased 2 Orange trees and 2 Banana trees and all of them are doing great. I recommend any of these. Very nice and healthy plants :)

Fast Grower
Aug 5, 2008  |  By Jackie
Received my lemon tree in summer of last year. When I received it I didn't think much of it, it was only about 4 inches tall with a couple of leaves. Now it is over two feet tall, lots of leaves and branches. We already have 3 large lemons!

Jul 16, 2007  |  By Erik
I bought this plant and I also bought the intelligent plant light expecting to have lemons soon. I re-potted it and it's been several months and it has not grown at all. The new growth must have been clipped before it was shipped.

Jun 29, 2007  |  By Luis
We just got this plant a few months ago. I put it into a 4-inch pot for initial transplanting, and it already has lemons! I figure I'm going to stake the branches to the weight doesn't break the tree!

Awesome Fruit
Mar 27, 2007  |  By Missy
We have had our tree 3 years.We love our lemon tree. It produced the biggest lemons ever. We had 14 lemons our 2nd year and it is full of new lemons now.

Mar 15, 2007  |  By Alicia
I got my tree ~2 years ago. It is full and beautiful. It has started to bloom this year and has 2 lemons starting! All my friends have ordered them after seeing how well mine did. :)

Jan 6, 2007  |  By Andy
I luv my new lemon tree!!!!

lemon tree
Jan 5, 2007  |  By thomas elliott
I received this tree in feb. 2006. during the summer it was outside. After moving it inside for winter it has started blooming and seting on fruit.

    • 13883
    • Dwarf Meyer Lemon - 1 Plant per offer
    • $9.95
    • Out of Stock