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
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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.
- 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.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Time To Cropping||2 Years|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Medium Growing|
|Supplied As||12L Pot|
|Supplied As||9L-14L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Fruit Trees|