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Cirtrus x meyeri (Citrus, Improved Meyer Lemon)

Citrus, Improved Meyer Lemon

Cirtrus x meyeri 'Improved Meyer'

The ‘Improved Meyer’s Lemon was released by the University of California in 1975 to replace the Meyer’s Lemon that fell susceptible to the tristeza virus in the 1940s. It is an ideal container citrus plant, as it is cold hardy but prefers warm areas so it can continue blooming throughout the year.

It often requires little trimming as it matures at a maintainable size naturally. It is a vigorous grower, able to begin setting fruit four years after germination. The shiny glossy wide green leaves sometimes hide the spines that adorn the branches. Highly fragrant light pink to white blooms appear throughout the warm season, and can even appear when inside houses for the winter – they easily attract birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The yellow lemons ripen within two months after setting, and appear most in the late spring to fall and are sweeter than they are sour.  

Citrus Tree
Fragrant Blooming Tree
Container Tree

Flower Color:




12- Feet



8- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cirtrus x meyeri 'Improved Meyer'

Interesting Notes

Fruits are toxic to pets.

USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs