4ft Large Lemon Tree | Citrus Limonum | 12L Pot
Lemon Tree 12L Pot (80-120cm) - Citrus Limonum
Bring a taste of the mediterranean to your garden with your own lemon tree!
Perfect for containers they also hold great ornamental value with their glossy evergreen foliage and bushy form.
The citrus blossom in spring fills the air quite unlike any other flower and is enough to warrant investing on its own.
This particular tree is of good size, already around a metre with plenty of branches and dense bush growth, some already producing their first fruits.
There's nothing quite like the taste of your own lemons either - lemonade tastes that bit sweeter and, although many thought it was impossible, gin and tonics are improved!
- Pot Size: 12L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 80-120cm
- Eventual Height: 3-4m
- Eventual Spread: 3m
- Rate of Growth: 10-20 Years
- Habit: Bushy
- Flower Colour: White
- Fruiting Period: August-October
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Hardiness Rating: Hardy
- Planting Period: All Year
- Prefered Position: Full sun/ partial shade
- Prefered Soil Type: All
- Moisture Requirements: Well-draine
- Exposure: Exposed/ sheltered
- Wildlife Friendly: Yes - attracts insects and bees
- Pollination: pollination group 5, self-fertilising
Pots and Packaging
Larger pots (2L and above) are wrapped in waxed paper and then attached to a cardboard base so they stay stable in the box. The waxed paper prevents the compost from spilling out and gives the base some added protection from damp compost. For large numbers of plants, pallets may be used for shipping.
The nursery will ensure the plant is moist while it's waiting to be picked up. Our quality control team waters the plant before packing them where necessary to make sure that the plant is suitably watered for transport. Plants with long delicate stems are secured with canes to prevent damage.
Plant on Arrival
Typically plants are delivered ready to plant and will take some time to settle, grow and look more like the product image above.
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
Will need protection from frosts under -2/-3 degrees. Either mulch with straw and move closer to the house or use a insulating fleece. Alternatively you can move inside for the winter if kept as a container plant.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- Soil Requirements: Almost all normal garden soil with pH 6.5 - 7.5
- Moisture: Moist/ well-drained
- Planting Distance: 3-4m
- Suitable for container planting
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Dig a hole approximately a third wider than the root ball. Carefully yet firmly backfill the remaining soil around the root ball and water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
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|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Time To Crop||2 Years|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Medium Growing|
|Supplied As||9L-14L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Fruit Trees|