Citrus x limon
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Lemon is a member of the Citrus family. Its botanical name is Citrus x limon. Blooms produce a distinctive prominent citrus scent. It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Lemon normally grows to a tree habit with a max height of 9.75 feet (that's 3.00 metres metric). This plant tends to bloom in early summer. Popular varieties of Lemon with home gardeners are Eureka, Pink lemon, Lemonade, Lisbon, and Lots o' Lemon.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Lemon so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Lemon so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lemon plants:
Lemon trees unfortunately suffer from many different problems and diseases – if your lemon tree has lost many leaves, and has dead wood it is most probably sick. A couple of common problems and possible solutions are listed below:
Watering Problems: Trim the dead wood from the tree and make sure that the water intake is sufficient – lemon trees need quite a lot of water. A simple check is to feel the leaves: if they feel cool and thick, water is adequate; if they are dry and leathery then make sure to water more.
Fungus:If the lemon tree’s leaves have turned black or have brown blisters it may be fungus.Greasy spot and sooty mold are fungi that commonly attack Lemon trees.
Root Rot: Can be caused by drainage problems in the pot and overwatering – if the wood is splitting and dying, this could be the cause.
Citrus canker a bacteria commonly attacking lemon trees – causes loss of fruit and damage to the tree. Look for a large ringed splotch on fruit, leaves or bark.
A couple of common pests that attack Lemon Trees are:
Borers: Watch for small holes in the tree caused by borers – you can try to kill the borer by poking a piece of wire down the hole, if there are many holes in the tree however it might be un-salvageable and you may have to plant a new tree.
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The name Lemon originated from Arabic and Persian limun through Old Italian and Old French limone [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon]
Lemon tree, Lemons, Citroenboompje
Citrus limon, Citrus limonum
Misspellings: Citris limon
02 Sep 2013
Set fruit in the first season.
05 Oct 2011
This lemon has had a very tough first winter out in the garden. Most of the leaves have been lost but there are signs of lots of new shoots to come. It did get down to -6 Degrees overnight. If it can make it through the next year, I’m hopeful!
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Popular varieties of Lemon
- Pink lemon
- Lots o' Lemon
- Pink lemonade
- Burm.f. - limao siciliano
- Four Seasons
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