• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Citrus × limon 'Meyer' (F)

Meyer's lemon

  • Other common names Meyer's lemon
    dwarf lemon

  • Synonyms Citrus × meyeri 'Meyer'
    Citrus 'Meyers'

    Citrus × limonia 'Myer's Lemon'
    Citrus × meyeri 'Improved Meyer'
    Citrus 'Meyer's Lemon'
    Citrus × limon 'Improved Meyer'

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  • Family Rutaceae

  • Genus Citrus are typically evergreen shrubs or trees, frequently spiny, with simple, leathery, aromatic leaves, usually with winged stalks, and often fragrant white or pink-tinged flowers, followed by large, juicy fruits

  • Details 'Meyer' is a compact, spiny, evergreen shrub with ovate leaves, fragrant white flowers and rounded orange-yellow fruit to 8cm across


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Clay


  • Loam


  • Sand


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow outdoors in full sun in frost-free areas with a well-drained, neutral or acidic soil. Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light

Propagation Propagate by seed (seedlings will not come true to type) or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Can get citrus red spider mite and glasshouse red spider mite, soft scale and fluted scale, aphids, caterpillars and mealybugs under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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