Sweet and zesty citrus scents and flavors are the best part of our warmer seasons! Bring some of the natural goodness home with one of our mini patio citrus trees, available in Meyer Lemon, Moro Blood Orange, and Keiffer Lime. Every tree is grown right here in the USA and ships to you in a terracotta pot!
Meyer Lemon- The Meyer Lemon is believed to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or an orange. It originated in China and was brought to the USA in 1908 by Frank Meyer, a USDA employee working as a plant collector. Sweeter and less acidic than a standard lemon, the Meyer lemon is prized for its intense fragrance and complex flavor. The white flowers are fragrant and loved by bees.
Keiffer Lime- The Kaffir Lime (also known as the Makrut Lime) originated in tropical Asia and is used widely in the cuisine of the region. The leaves are an essential ingredient for many Southeast Asian dishes, adding an aromatic citrus note. The rind and juice are also used.
Blood Orange- The Moro Blood Orange has deep red flesh and a delicious flavor reminiscent of raspberries. The blood orange has been grown in the Southern Mediterranean since the 1700’s but its origin is uncertain; it may have originated in China or in Southern Europe. In Sicily the arancia rossa di Sicilia holds Protected Geographical Status from the EU. Juice from blood oranges is a deep red and the fruit is an eye-catching addition to any meal!
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- These mini trees bring major charm to your green home with their fragrant fruit and colorful lively presence
- Grown in the USA
- Arrives in Terracotta pot with saucer
- Pot: 6"H x 5.5"Diameter
- Please note: Potted Citrus Trees cannot be shipped to Arizona, Florida or Texas due to individual state regulations.
Pot: 6.5"H x 5.5"Dia
Mature Lemon Tree or Lime Tree: 18"-24"H
Mature Orange Tree 14"-24"H
Lemon Tree: Lush and glossy leaves, small white flowers that are intensely fragrant, one of the most productive of all citrus trees. This small compact tree can grow well in most U.S. climates, thin skinned fruit that is less tart than other lemon varieties, great for cooking and makes a great container plant. Mature Tree height: 18 - 24. Maturity: 1 - 1.5 years. Variety: Improved Meyer
Lime Tree: Also known as 'Makrut,' Thai lime and 'Wild' lime. Their leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cooking. With hourglass-shaped leaves, the fruit is rough and green; it is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size. Mature Tree height: 18 - 24. Maturity: 1 - 1.5 years. Variety: Kieffer (Kaffir)
Orange Tree: The tree is of moderate vigor and size with a round and somewhat spreading growth habit. The fruit is round, of moderate size, and frequently borne in clusters. The orange-colored peel is commonly blushed with a burgundy color. Mature Tree Height: 14 - 24. Maturity: 1 - 1.5 years. Variety: Moro
The following general guidelines will give you a point of reference for the care of your new lemon tree, but remember that different temperatures and locations will greatly affect water requirements, etc.
Citrus grows best between 55° and 85° F. Indoor temperatures averaging 65° are conducive to growth if light is adequate.
As bright as possible, but avoid excess heat as this will dry out the soil too quickly. In the landscape they enjoy full sun. A location that provides morning sun or filtered light throughout the day is ideal. When grown indoors, the tree should be kept a minimum of 24” from windows as they will act as a magnifying glass and burn the leaves. Monitor soil moisture carefully in warm locations.
Water as needed to keep soil moist but not wet. Watering frequency varies with location and climate. A well-balanced liquid citrus fertilizer should be used once a month from spring through fall and is important to the health of your tree. Citrus in general are heavy feeders, especially iron, manganese and zinc. Your local nursery should have an adequate liquid feed product available. Yellowing leaves indicate lack of fertilizer or overwatering.
Prune to shape as you desire, keeping in mind the small size of the plant and its container. Flowers will appear from small shoots that originate where the leaves meet the stem. Flowers will appear sporadically throughout the year, heaviest in the spring. If too much new growth is produced at the branch tips, don’t be shy about cutting it back to a lower position to shorten the trees height as it begins to re-grow. Planting in a larger container is the easiest way to keep the plant healthy. For optimal health, we recommend that you re-pot your tree into a larger container as soon as possible.
Keep the tree away from extreme cold temperatures in a bright location throughout the winter. Depend- ing on your location, you could leave it outside in a frost free area, or in a bright, warm room if freezing temperatures occur. Heated rooms may need additional humidity to help the leaves stay lush.