New Zealand Lemon Tree

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It's funny how some things happen. Take the New Zealand Lemon Tree (Citrus limon x reticulata 'New Zealand Lemonade') for instance - you'd be hard-pressed to find a backyard in New Zealand without one of these easy-to-grow, easy-to-care-for trees. But try to buy one in your local nursery and they'll look at you and reckon you're suss. (Kiwi translation - "Think you're suspicious.")

We have searched far and wide to be able to offer you these great little Citrus trees. It wasn't easy, but we now have a supplier and are ready to unleash this awesome Kiwi goodness to the states.

Why did we go to all the trouble? One taste and you'll understand. As a matter of fact, you'll probably curse New Zealand for keeping this a secret for so long!

Planting and Application:

In its native land, they simply call this tree 'lemonade'. The juice is so sweet that all you have to do is squeeze it into a glass and add ice. No sugar needed!

Beyond its infinite uses in the kitchen, New Zealand Lemon trees are gorgeous ornamentals! Mid-sized and able to be maintained smaller yet, you'll love this glossy evergreen tree in your landscape! Fragrant white blossoms tempt every pollinator around to drop by for a visit!

  • Heavy-bearing fruit tree
  • Fruit tastes like lemonade - delicious fresh or juiced
  • New on the market, so it's sure to sell out!
  • Ornamental tree with white blooms & evergreen foliage
  • Cooking, marmalade, beverages & desserts

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant these easy-care trees in full sun and provide moderate moisture and you'll receive a bounty in return! Minimal maintenance and fuss, any sunny site, indoors or out, in the ground or container, will suit your New Zealand Lemon just fine! These tolerate partial shade, but you'll have a smaller crop.

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.

  • Easy to grow
  • Let dry out between waterings & provide full sun
  • Check out our YouTube channel for Citrus Pruning - best done in late winter!
  • Set up a consistent Fertilizing schedule
  • Slightly acidic, very well-drained, enriched soil for best results

If you live where the New Zealand Lemon Tree thrives, you shouldn't wait any longer to buy this. We will probably sell out fast once word starts getting around. And you might want to buy a large dog or a feisty kangaroo to protect your tree, because your neighbors will be tempted to "share" your bounty. Trust us, this is fair dinkum (the real deal)!

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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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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.

From To S&H
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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

New Zealand Lemon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus limon x reticulata 'New Zealand Lemonade'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
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