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Meyer Lemon Bush

Meyer Lemon Bush

Meyer Lemon Bush

Meyer Lemon Bush

Meyer Lemon Bush

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.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 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.


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