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Dwarf Lisbon Lemon
Citrus limon 'Lisbon'
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A popular compact and hardy, evergreen tree producing an abundant crop of medium to large, yellow lemons with a thin, smooth skin that are juicy and high in acidity. It yields well in autumn and winter and produces a light amount in spring. The dwarf variety makes it an easy to manage plant that is very tolerant to both cold and heat. It’s a great feature tree in small or Mediterranean style gardens, or perfect in large pots in a courtyard or balcony setting. 

  • Protect from strong winds especially during flowering or while fruit is forming.
Size — 5l
Growth Height — 3m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — White
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.

Watering needs

Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.

Pruning Advice

Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.