The Meyer lemon bush is a new twist on the popular Meyer lemon tree. It’s a little more compact than its full-size tree cousin—although it can top off at about 10 feet if you don’t prune it. The Meyer lemon bush produces fragrant flowers and a prolific harvest of good-size lemons, often in the first year. The Meyer lemon bush is a great candidate for container gardening.
- Full sun (eight hours)
- 5.5 to 6.5
- 4 to 11 – patio
- 8 to 11 – outdoors
- 4 feet away from other trees
- Water deeply once top 2 inches of soil are dry to touch
- Mist daily if growing indoors and running heating system
- Mature height: 5 to 10 feet
- Mature width: 3 to 4 feet
- Harvest from February to March
- Can fruit in the first year
- Cold-hardy to 20 degrees F
- Leaves can be toxic to pets
Have you ever grown a Meyer lemon bush? Please tell us about your experiences with the Meyer lemon bush.
where can I get one of these? I had one last year, and even though I brought it in and put it in a southwest facing window, it did not survive the winter. I want to try again.
You can buy them online, but I suggest going to your local gardening center. Most with a greenhouse will carry citrus plants, and will be able to tell you how to take care of it in your specific zone. Check for tiny red spider mites before bringing it into your house, though, or they will infest the rest of your plants!