Tips to Care for a Meyer Lemon Tree
Are you thinking about purchasing a lemon tree? If so, you should consider searching for Meyer lemon trees for sale. These trees are extremely popular with many gardeners for a good reason. Fruit production can occur within months when the trees are properly cared for.
Some tips to help ensure that your Meyer lemon trees are healthy and produce fruit quickly can be found here.
One of the first steps to ensure your Meyer lemon tree is happy is to find the right location to plant it, if you live in zone 9 and above you should find a sunny area with 6-8 hours of full sun daily.
Regardless of planting it in the ground or container growing, this type of tree requires a minimum of six hours of full sun each day.
When you plant the lemon tree, you need to make sure the soil will drain well, while still holding enough water to remain moist. Only allow the soil to dry out slightly in between watering, a moisture meter that reads from 1-10 is a nice tool to have, just water when meter reads 4 or 40%.
You should not prune the lemon fruit clusters if you have too many fruit on a branch. Premature shedding of young unripened fruit will occur naturally at times so it is best to allow the tree to shed fruit without pruning yourself.
Heavy fruit can at times cause a branch to snap and break, so prune off a few of the fruits if you have an enormous cluster of fruit or it is causing the limb to bend.
Additionally, you can prune away any dead limbs or limbs that become leggy and grow longer stretching past the normal canopy of the rest of the tree.
If you are searching for Meyer lemon trees for sale, make sure you know how to care for the plant. You can learn more by visiting the Lemon Citrus Tree website.