Lemon Tree’

FAMILY: Citrus

USES: Fruit and its evocative leaf shape. Does well as a fruit tree, espalier, container plant, near pools and lakes, streams, patios and courtyards.

SIZE: Grows 3-6m tall with a 3-6m spread.

LOCATION: Full sun to partial shade. Does best in coastal areas and in well protected locations in the interior regions. Shade any pots from the sun to reduce heat to the soil root zone.

SOIL: Best in an organically enriched free draining fertile soil with a pH 6.1 – 7.5, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline.

FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 8:4:8 NPK annually in spring. Watch out for N and Fe deficiency.

WATER: Keep soil moist. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.