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PlantFiles: Lemon Tree
Citrus limon 'Lisbon'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: limon (LEE-mon) (Info)
Cultivar: Lisbon

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Happenstance On Mar 24, 2007, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Very tart lemon flavor,nearly seedless, can be frost damaged below 32F, produces year round with major crop in winter. This is a large dense tree with wicked spines.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Buckeye, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
East Palo Alto, California
Fairfield, California
Fresno, California
San Jose, California
Harper Woods, Michigan
Natchez, Mississippi
North Charleston, South Carolina

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