Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees
Grow the Most Popular Lemon Indoors and Out
Sometimes called the perfect lemon tree, Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees tolerate versatile growing conditions and produces outstanding fruit. It would be equally spectacular as a houseplant, ornamental patio plant or as a focal point in your yard.
The Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is not available in stores, you've got to grow your own to enjoy them. Fortunately, the Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree grows well in containers, and adjusts to a wide variety of growing conditions
Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are easily pruned to less than 4 feet indoors. Just when you think the beauty of summer and excitement of fall harvests are done, your Meyer Lemon will surprise you with a November bloom...and repeat it again in the spring!
The dainty white flowers will charm you with their delicate purple base, while their intense citrus fragrance will fill your home or yard with their captivating scent. After the blooms pass, clusters of lemons will appear and begin to ripen.
When not in bloom, your lemon tree will continue to delight with its glossy leaves of deep green and upright, compact appearance.
The Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is rounder, sweeter and less acidic. The fruit also bears a unique hint of orange flavor. The flesh, juice and rind are all highly prized by chefs.
Our Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees have some of the deepest root systems available. We take pride in delivering you the highest quality citrus trees with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage.
Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are one of the hardiest dwarf citrus trees you can find, and among the most versatile. Bring one into your home today and begin to experience its outstanding benefits.
- Tolerates versatile conditions
- Less Acidic, Sweeter Fruit
- Grow Indoors & 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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Decorative, Delicious Container Grown Fruit
Frank Nicholas Meijer was an emigrant from the Netherlands working for the US Department of Agriculture in 1902. Upon arriving to the United States, he changed his last name to Meyer. During his short life of just 42 years, Meyer would be credited with more significant plant introductions than anyone in US history.
In 1905, the United States sent Meyer to Russia and China on the first of four plant finding trips.
Sometime, while on his second trip to Asia in a small village near Beijing, Meyer came upon a small citrus tree in a container, with bright yellow fruit. He was told that it was just a decorative variety, but Meyer sampled the fruit anyway.
He knew right away that it was something special and collected cuttings to be sent back to the United States. The first cuttings ended up at Chico State University in California in 1907.
The Meyer Lemon is of unknown parentage. It is thought to be a cross of a seedling Lemon and seedling Mandarin, though others speculate different possibilities.
The Meyer was not considered of great commercial importance because of its thin skin and poor shipping qualities. However, the Meyer caught on with the home garden community throughout the country.
Today, the Meyer Lemon is the number one citrus variety sold throughout the world and is a staple for most home garden landscapes, either in the ground or as a decorative container plant.
|Botanical Name||Citrus x 'Meyer Lemon Improved'|
|Mature Height||5 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 years|