Citrus x limon or lemon tree is a small evergreen tree on the rutaceae family.
It is considered a tropical/subtropical plant, which can live in a great diversity of soils, provided that they are not salted.
Nevertheless, lemon tree will thrive much better if we provide it of a good care, rich soil and if possible with an acidity or ph level between 6.2 and 6.8., and a good drainage system is essential.
The quality of the soil and the temperature in the area, will determine the quality and quantity of the fruit, as well as the quality of the plant in itself.
Lemon tree can be cultivated in a pot, although would need to be repotted every year or every two years in a bigger pot.
It does not like very much cold temperatures, so we recommend to cover the ground with barks or similars in coldest areas, or even to move it indoors.
Regarding pruning it should be made before flowering, or after the fruits are over. Normally two basic pruning are carried out.
One is clearing up the tree, getting rid of those damaged or weak branches, as well as those which are not going to be of any help to the tree. Try to get perspective to provide a nice shape.
The other type of pruning is to get a more vigorous tree in order to encourage a bigger number of fruit.
Normally it is not necessary to prune before the third year of the tree, although we can start to provide a nice and equilibrated shape. Leave at least tree main branches
In the case that lemon tree develops plenty of fruit, remove some of them so that the ones which stays on the tree develop much better.
Lemon trees, as other citrics can suffer from some types of garden pests and diseases, which among others can be:
- citrics leaf miners
- white fly
- citrus canker
- greasy spots
- sooty mold
Some varieties of lemon trees are:
-verna : february to june
-eureka: october to february
Consulted sources in addition to our experience with this plant:https://bit.ly/2Gaa8Vs
|Name||Citrus x limon|
|Color||Green leaves, white flowers|
|Flowering||Spring, summer, autumn|
|Others||Can't resist cold|
|Note||Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.|