Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree Hanging Basket

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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Description

This Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree comes ready to grow in a hanging basket, which saves space,
makes growing easy, and lets you pick lemons with ease. The Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is a
hybrid between a lemon tree and a mandarin orange tree. It was discovered in 1908 by Dutch
horticulturist and botanist Frank Meyer. The new lemon hybrid was sent to the United States
where it became popular with growers and consumers. The Improved Meyer Lemon Tree was
developed and released in 1975, and is a more disease resistant version of the tree.

This Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree comes ready to grow in a hanging basket, which saves space,
makes growing easy, and lets you pick lemons with ease. The Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is a
hybrid between a lemon tree and a mandarin orange tree. It was discovered in 1908 by Dutch
horticulturist and botanist Frank Meyer. The new lemon hybrid was sent to the United States
where it became popular with growers and consumers. The Improved Meyer Lemon Tree was
developed and released in 1975 and is a more disease-resistant version of the tree.
The Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree is cold hardy for a citrus tree and is suited to grow in USDA
hardiness zones 8 to 11. Potted Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees will remain small but with enough
light, water, fertilizer, and time they will grow full-sized Meyer Lemons. Planted in the ground, a
Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree will grow up to 4 to 6 feet tall. The trees are nearly thornless, have
white-purple blooms, and both the blooms and the glossy green leaves are fragrant.

Hanging Basket Care

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are well suited to container growing. This makes them perfect for our hanging basket option. The baskets have holes for drainage, and the Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees can remain in them for years as long as you prune the roots and re-pot them every one to two years. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees grow best in warm, sunny locations. In colder areas, be sure to bring your Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree inside when cold months arrive. Any temperature at freezing or below can damage citrus trees and fruit.

 

Water new Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees deeply every 3 days for the first twelve days. After this initial period, reduce watering to once every 7-10 days, or when the soil surface is dry to two inches deep. You can cut back your Dwarf Meyer Lemon branches in late winter after all fruit is picked and before it blooms in spring. Also always trim away any dead branches and low-growing suckers.

 

 

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are self-pollinators and do not need other citrus trees or a second Meyer Lemon tree to pollinate and bear fruits. If growing indoors, you need to help your tree by manually pollinating it. Use a small paintbrush and touch the tip of the brush to the center of the flowers moving from bloom to bloom. Do this once every other day for a week while blooms are on the tree. This will ensure the pollination of indoor blooms and help the tree grow its juicy fruit.

Fruit & Harvesting

Meyer lemons have a fragrant, yellow-orange skin that smells fresh and slightly spicy. The flesh is juicy, has a lemon tartness, and will have a few seeds. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees grow the same size fruit as Standard Sized Meyer Lemon Trees. They are great for making lemon juice, baking, and for use in marinades, beverages, and desserts.

 

Meyer Lemons start out as bright green and take several months to mature and turn bright yellow. Once the lemons turn yellow, do a taste test. Mature Meyer Lemons will be juicy, sweet-tart, and have a zesty lemon flavor. If the fruit is bitter or slightly dry, then wait for another week or so and do another taste test. Harvest with pruning shears and store-picked Lemons in a cool dry place such as a pantry. You can also refrigerate them for longer storage.

Advice

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree Hanging Baskets are a great way to grow lemons if you are limited on space. They can also be an efficient way to start multiple trees that you plan to plant in the ground. Three or four Dwarf Citrus Trees growing in hanging baskets along your porch roof will add beauty and delicious fruit to your home while taking up no floor or garden space. As the trees get larger, you can prune the branches and roots, repot them in their hanging baskets, and keep growing hanging citrus for years.

 

If you eventually decide to plant your Dwarf Meyer Lemon Hanging Basket Tree in the ground, simply prepare a spot in full sun where the soil is well-draining. Dig a hole that is twice the size of the tree’s root ball, and plant with rich potting soil that has added sand for drainage. Water newly planted Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees once a week or when the soil surface is dry to two inches. Fertilize in spring and summer with citrus fertilizer and water in well.

FAQs

How do I know if my Dwarf Meyer Lemons are ripe?

After blooming, Dwarf Meyer Lemons will mature in several months. Ripe Meyer Lemons are juicy, sweet-tart, and the skin is bright yellow.

Will Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees grow lemons in a Hanging Basket?

Yes, Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees make great container fruit plants. Give them as much sunlight as possible, reliable water, drainage, and fertilizer and the trees will grow delicious fruit.

When do Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees bloom?

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Tree Hanging Baskets will bloom throughout the year. They bloom heaviest in spring and fall. Their fruit matures several months after the trees flower.

Are Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees Disease Resistant?

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are Improved Meyer Lemons grown on dwarf rootstock, so they are resistant to many pests and diseases. No plant is immune to all diseases. The best defense against pests is always a healthy, well-cared tree.