The Variegated Meyer Lemon Bush offers all the amazing attributes of the standard Meyer Lemon, but with stunning variegated foliage and fruit. The Variegated Meyer Lemon is the perfect addition to your patio citrus collection or a neat one to get it started with! Show off a unique plant and share your distinctive homegrown lemons with the exciting Variegated Meyer Lemon.
The deep green foliage is highlighted with cream variegation. This stunning foliage is a show stopper in and of itself and adds a lovely tropical and fun look to your home. But there is so much more to this bushy tree than pretty leaves! The tree grows up to 10 feet tall and wide in the ground and stays smaller in containers to about 6 feet. It can be pruned and easily kept even shorter. The habit of this dwarf citrus tree is bushy, so it can offer a nice harvest even with its small stature. Just like the standard Meyer Lemon, the variegated variety can bloom up to 4 times per year. The fragrance is heady and sweet with a hint of citrus scent. The flowers are lovely and white with hints of pink coloration along with pink to purple buds. These blooms are petite, but have a very tropical look that gets them noticed. The out of this world striking fruit has a striped variegation of muted lemon yellow with lime green lines that fade as the fruit matures. Cut the fruit open to find magnificent pink flesh. The pink flesh gives this citrus tree the nickname the pink lemonade plant. However, when squeezed, the lemon juice is yellow-white just like the regular Meyer Lemon.
The Meyer Lemon is the best indoor citrus performer and its popularity is evidence of this! The Variegated version also performs well indoors. Plant near a very sunny window, glass door, or provide a plant light to get flowers and fruit up to 4 times a year! The fruit is sweeter and less acidic than standard lemons and makes delicious lemonade. Our Variegated Meyer Lemons are grafted, not grown from seed, so you can have fruit in the very first year and a hardier tree!
Provide your Variegated Meyer Lemon with full sun and well drained soil. Citrus trees prefer humid environments, but like their roots to dry out between waterings. Whether in a container or the ground water when the soil has dried out down to about 2 inches and be sure your plant is not sitting in water. Fertilize with our balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting and in early spring and late summer. Prune anytime for shape and size maintenance. The Variegated Meyer Lemons grows in zones 8b to 11. Otherwise it must be grown in containers. It will not tolerate freezing temperatures.
Grow your own unique and delicious lemons indoors with the Variegated Meyer Lemon bush! Order yours today. These sell out fast!
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, LA, TX, FL|
|Grows in Zones||9, 10|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Citrus limon 'Variegated Meyer'|
How To Care for your new Variegated Meyer Lemon Tree
Provide your Variegated Meyer Lemon with full sun and well drained soil. When planting in the ground water deeply about 2 times per week until your dwarf citrus tree is established. After the first few months, water when the soil begins to dry. Meyer Lemons do not like wet roots so be sure the soil has dried down to about 2 inches whether in the ground or in containers. Citrus plants like humid environments so misting the leaves daily in dry environments is ideal. Fertilize with our balanced, slow release fertilizer when planting and in early spring and late summer. Containerized plants will perform best when fertilized up to 4 times per year. Prune anytime for shape and size maintenance.
The Variegated Meyer Lemons can grow outdoors in the ground in zones 8b to 11. Otherwise it must be grown in containers as a patio or indoor plant. It will not tolerate freezing temperatures. Move your lemon tree inside when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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