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.