Position – Meyer lemons thrive in sunlight requiring 8 hours per day, indoors or outdoors.
Size – Meyer lemon trees can grow to between 2 and 3 mts tall, while dwarf varieties will grow to between 1.5 and 2 mts.
Soil type – These trees require soil with good drainage and do well in loamy, sandy soil—ideally, a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
Mulch – Mulching around your tree makes it appealing and allows the soil to benefit from a constant supply of nutrients gathered by its slow decomposition process. Mulching will also keep the soil moist on warmer days.
Watering – Citrus trees need soil that is moist but not wet. The best method to water citrus trees is by watering deeply and infrequently. Water when the upper five cms of soil is dry. Test by pressing a finger into the soil down to the second knuckle and seeing if the soil feels dry or moist.
Fertilizing – Meyer lemons benefit from monthly fertilisations from April through September. Yellowing leaves are usually an indication that the tree needs fertiliser. Use a slow-release nitrogen-rich fertiliser, like Talborne Nourish or our berry fertiliser (which is excellent for citurs)
Pruning – Prune your Meyer Lemon tree periodically to keep it healthy and in shape. Cut back the branches that do not produce fruit. This will allow the side branches to spread and grow into that space. The side branches will then be strong enough to bear the weight of the fruit. Cut any branches growing towards the trunk to increase airflow between the branches.
Pests and Diseases – Citrus trees, such as aphids, and red spiders, are susceptible to pests. Just Berry Plants recommends agricultural Neem Oil or Efficient Microbials (EM Control ) from our store.