Genoa Lemon Tree

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Delicious Juice & Flavor Genoa Lemon Tree!

The Genoa Lemon is an antique Italian Lemon that is similar to the Eureka. It is popular for its dense foliage and vigorous growth! The Genoa Lemon (Citrus x 'Genoa') was brought to the United States over a hundred years ago.

It has always been a cherished variety however it has grown in popularity! Grown in Genoa Italy and introduced in 1875, these have high levels of oil in the rinds and make excellent Limoncello and zest.

This Lemon tree grows in a shrub-like form, growing wider rather than tall, making it quite easy for you to harvest these delicious Lemons. Its size also makes it ideal for container planting! Space-saving and easy-to-reach crops of large, vivid yellow fruit, that ripens on the tree.

Covered in beautiful, fragrant white blossoms, the pollinators will love this tree as much as you do! The densely growing, glossy green foliage remains vibrant year-round while the compact form highlights your garden as a four-season accent.

You know that lemons are rich in Vitamin C, but did you know they also provide potassium and folic acid? Great for detox diets, just squeeze your own lemon into a glass of water as a morning pick-me-up. The juice is incredible and abundant, and easy to squeeze from these sizeable fruits!

How to Use Genoa Lemon Tree In The Landscape

The fruits on this robust shrub ripen throughout the year on branches that are less thorny than some Lemon varieties. The brightly colored peel is very high in lemon oil making it great for use in flavorings. The juice is perfect for marinades and drinks.

Useful for a wide variety of household uses, the oil of the rind makes cleaning products and air fresheners. Plus a range of uses for beauty and health!

For flavorful desserts and savory dishes, these lemons impart their true Lemon flavor into any dish you prepare! Add a slice of lemon as a garnish to dishes or drinks, create outstanding baked goods, and use the zest to further add that incredible burst of flavor!

The Genoa Lemon Tree is a versatile tree! The fruit is beautiful and healthy, and the size makes it easily added to any patio, garden, balcony or even as a houseplant! Already smaller, space-saving trees, Genoa can be pruned smaller yet to use indoors or to easily fit into any container, courtyard, or modern urban property!

You can even try your hand at training your tree into something truly unique by pruning Genoa into an Espalier tree! You'll not only have a fantastically modern, yet old-world look with this technique but one heck of a conversation piece!

Fantastic for adding tropical flair and beauty along poolside, patio or porches, a row of potted Citrus trees adds an exotic and formal touch! Stand a specimen or pair of potted Lemon sentries to welcome guests to your front door, or plant one outside in your backyard garden for fresh lemons on hand!

Use as pinpoint shade in any sunny setting, set your reading chair nearby and enjoy the scent of the blooms! Cooling your balcony and patio and be able to easily reach out and pluck a fresh lemon right off your tree!

These Citrus trees look highly ornamental when planted anywhere on your property throughout frost-free growing zones! The glossy evergreen foliage highlights the glistening, fragrant white blossoms and later on in the growing season, further standing out the bright yellow fruit for an amazing display!

  • Large Antique Italian Lemon
  • Glossy Green Broadleaf Evergreen Leaves
  • Densely Growing, Vigorous Growth & Fewer Thorns
  • Shrubby Form & Space-Saving Size
  • Plant in Ground, Espalier, or Containers Outdoors
  • High Oil Content Rind
  • Juicy & Flavorful - Multi-Purpose Fruit!
  • Baking, Cooking, Drinks & Household Uses!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Citrus trees do need the full sun, as much as you can give them! For indoor trees, provide a grow light to supplement their daylight hours. Water moderately and allow Citrus to dry out slightly between waterings, as Citrus greatly dislike soggy soil! Plant your tree in very well-draining soil that will allow water to drain quickly. Provide extra drainage holes in planters to keep water from building up.

Plant in a loose medium in very well-enriched soil, and fertilize 3 to 4 times a year with a good Citrus tree fertilizer or acid-loving plant fertilizer, especially when planted in pots and planters.

Hardy in the ground for zones 9 and 10, these tropical Fruit Trees display good cold-resistance when temperatures dip.

Protecting Citrus From Cold

If the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range or are prone to overnight frosts, then you need to be ready to protect your tree.

Although Citrus can grow year-round in warmer regions (zones 9 and 10), they can also thrive in colder areas (zones 4 to 7) as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

In zone 8, you can cover your tree in the event of a cold snap or unexpected overnight freeze. Citrus will need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill, and not planted in a low area that collects cold air. If a spot like that is unavailable, or you are in a chill-prone climate, then you are safer planting Citrus Trees in a large, deep container with wheels to easily move them to a protected location or indoors when needed.

In cold growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors in the fall, or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside. Indoor plants need a bright indirect sun window, greenhouse, sunroom, or enclosed patio for the winter. In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

  • Full Sun Tropical Fruit Trees
  • Must Have Slightly Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Container Plant, Large Shrub or Small Tree With Training

Bearing fruit around 3 to 5 years of age, sells mature trees that are ready to produce a year after they've been established! Order your own Genoa Lemon Tree from the growers that know Citrus! Hurry before this antique variety sells out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Genoa Lemon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
Growing Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus x 'Genoa'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Year Round
Pruning Time After Harvest
Fragrant Yes

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, LA, TX, and Maybe Prevented in FL or CA