Santa Teresa Lemon Tree

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The juiciest Lemon! Si signore! (Yes sir!) This is the Lemon you've been looking for. Femminello Santa Teresa Lemon Tree (Citrus limon 'Femminello Santa Teresa') has the most classic lemon taste found in a citrus fruit. It's the exact fruit that the Italians have been using to make their world-famous Limoncello drinks for ages.

There are many great things about the Italian Lemon, besides the taste. For starters, it has a low seed count. Fewer seeds mean it's easier to cook with or squeeze over your food or add to your tea. It also has a high juice content - one of the highest of any lemon. This means that it is great to squeeze into a juice or lemonade!

Believe it or not, though, it isn't the juice that makes this lemon so's the rind! The lemon zest of the Italian Lemon is the real prize. The rind is high in lemon oil, which is the essential ingredient in so much Italian cooking and, yes, those world-famous Limoncellos! A smaller Lemon, typically kept in containers pruned smaller, Santa Teresa can reach 8-12 feet tall and spread 6-8 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Santa Teresa Lemon tree is an ornamentally beneficial and edible landscaping tree perfect for tucking into any part of your property! Add as a specimen for front yard design and focal points, or as a backyard shade tree or poolside tropical accent! The choice is yours!

Prune smaller yet to enjoy this tree indoors as an exotic houseplant, allowing northern gardeners to still enjoy fresh homegrown Citrus fruit, bringing their tree indoors for the winters. Porch, patio, and balcony gardens too can enjoy a potted Santa Teresa!

  • Perfect Lemon Taste & Look
  • Prized for Cooking & Juicing
  • Great in Containers
  • Few Seeds & High-Oil Rind & Flavorful Zest
  • Ornamental Evergreen & Fragrant White Blooms

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fruit trees do their absolute best in the full sun, and Citrus trees are no different. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that dries out slightly between waterings, in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

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.

When you're ready to go 'old world' in the kitchen, order a Santa Teresa Lemon Tree today before they sell out! delivers healthy trees that have great branching and sturdy roots to get you off to the best start possible!

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Santa Teresa Lemon Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 9-10; Patio 4-10
Growing Zones Outdoors 9-10; Patio 4-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus limon 'Femminello Santa Teresa'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
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