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Scientific Name: Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Family: Rutaceae
Lemon (Citrus  limon) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9, 12-24
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southeast Asia or Italy

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), up to 15 feet in spread (4.5 m)

Watering Needs: Don't let the soil dry completely, good drainage


Small tree that remains in active growth all year and thus is less cold-resistant than the tangerine or even the orange. Of irregular growth habit, the lemon must be pruned from time to time to promote an attractive shape. Meyer with a less acid fruit is not authorized in Arizona as it is the host for the tristeza virus.
Kind Variety Zones (Sunset) Maturity Zone 13 Remarks
Lemon Eureka 8,9,12-24 August-Feb Compared to 'Lisbon', ‘Eureka’ is generally more ridged, usually with a rougher rind surface and a smaller or less pronounced nipple. The tree is thornless and more frost sensitive.
Lemon Lisbon 8,9,12-24 August-Feb ‘Lisbon’ fruit is medium in size and characterized by a prominent nipple. The rind is generally smoother than the ‘Eureka’
Lemon Ponderosa 8,9,12-24 Year around A citron-lemon hybrid, this ponderous choice is a novelty. Fragrant blooms produce gigantic lemons with many seeds. Tree tends to be rangy and open; needs pruning to control shape.
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension

Lemon (Citrus  limon)

Blooming Habits:
White flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

Low desert citrus varieties

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