Ponderosa Lemon Tree

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Beautiful broadleaf evergreen Ponderosa Lemon Tree (Citrus x limon 'Ponderosa') produces large yellow fruit reminiscent of its Pomelo parentage while the flavor is all Lemon! Each fruit can be as large as a grapefruit and feature a pale yellow, thick bumpy rind that offers bountiful zest!

The clouds of fragrant white flowers and the citrusy scent of the leaves and fruit make this ornamental a very fragrant showpiece! You'll certainly wish to keep this tree close so you can enjoy its perfume! Standing out among the glossy foliage, the green-to-yellow fruit hangs heavy once ripe. This hybrid Lemon has an added bonus - it flowers year-round so you could potentially get fruit ripening all year long when grown outdoors in optimal conditions!

Though they can take their time ripening, you'll enjoy a long harvest season and can take your time using your crop for all your favorite recipes! Both sweet and savory dishes, jelly and preserves, drinks and flavoring, or as garnish and zest, you'll have a lot of lemon flavor to go around!

Planting and Application:

These are mid-sized trees that can be maintained smaller for small space gardens or patio planters, or let grow into glorious shade trees and accents! Plant one outside a frequently passed window or by a favorite outdoor chair to always enjoy the fragrance, and shade, and watch your developing fruit as they form!

Plant as a tropical houseplant in an indirectly sunny window or bright porch, enabling cold climate gardeners to enjoy these great trees by bringing them indoors for the winter.

Either as a lovely specimen tree with the lower limbs removed to expose the trunk or as a bushy shrub form with the limbs held to the ground, Citrus trees are prominent edible landscaping accents! The evergreen foliage acts as fruitful and fragrant privacy hedges, shade trees, or even property divisions with a healthy perk!

  • Great landscape trees that look amazing year-round
  • Large greenish-yellow fruit
  • Gleaming and fragrant white flowers year-round
  • Use in containers and garden, indoors and out
  • Full, compact growing broadleaf evergreen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees prefer full-sun locations with great air circulation. Also preferring a very well-drained site with ample fertility and moderate to low moisture. Keep your Ponderosa Lemon tree happy and healthy with a regular fertilizer routine and protection from any and all chill.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

Although it's famous for growing in warmer regions, it can also thrive in colder areas as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable, then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

In borderline growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range. 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 and enriched soil that dries out between waterings
  • Prune in late winter to maintain at any size and open the canopy to sun and air
  • Provide regular fertilizer
  • NatureHills.com's Garden Blog has great Citrus Tree Care information!
  • Prefers slightly acidic soil that's well-enriched and well-drained

Juicy and tart lemon flavor comes super-sized with the Ponderosa Lemon Tree! Beauty, fragrance, flavor, and ease of care in one great package for your landscape or home! Order this unique gem today at NatureHills.com before they're gone!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ponderosa Lemon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones Growing Zones 8-11 (Patio 4-11)
Growing Zones Growing Zones 8-11 (Patio 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus x limon 'Ponderosa'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 12 Feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes