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Dwarf Bare-Root Genoa Italian Lemon Citrus Tree

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Summary

A cold-hardy variety from Italy, Genoa lemons are exceptionally versatile—the juice adds tangy flavor to everything from salad dressings and marinades to lemonade and cocktails. The fragrant yellow zest is very high in natural lemon oil, making it a favorite baking ingredient. Our bare-root citrus tree arrives ready for planting in a pot or in the ground. A dwarf variety, it will bear fragrant white blossoms in the spring and full-sized fruit in the winter.

  • Grow indoors in all zones; outdoors in zones with light frost conditions.
  • Suitable for container or ground planting.
  • Arrives 18" –24" high.
  • Grows 4'–8' high, 3'–4' wide in a pot; 10'–12' high, 8' – 10' wide in the ground.
  • Requires full sun.
  • Produces fragrant, white flowers in spring and full-sized lemons in winter.
  • Grown in USA.
  • Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment to FL, TX, AZ.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Bare-root tree is approx. 3 years old at time of shipment.
  • Tree arrives with roots packed in damp wood shavings.
  • Please water tree immediately upon arrival.

Planting

Whether planting in a container or in the ground, plant the tree so the root collar (crown roots) shows above the soil line and the top of the fibrous root mass is just below the soil surface. Make sure that soil or mulch is not pushed up against the trunk of the tree.

Temperature

Citrus grows best between 55°F and 85°F. Indoor temperatures averaging 65°F are conducive to growth if light is adequate. Protect from freezing temperatures.

Light Exposure

Provide 8 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. If less than 6 hours of natural full sun is provided, supplement with grow lights. An unobstructed window facing south or southwest is ideal.

Water

Citrus trees require soil that is moist but never soggy. Watering frequency will vary with soil porosity, tree size, and environmental factors. Do not water if the top of the soil is dry without checking the soil at root level. A simple moisture meter, available at garden supply stores, will read moisture at the root level. This inexpensive tool will allow you to never have to guess about whether or not a plant needs water.

Fertilizer

Citrus trees feed heavily on nitrogen. Your fertilizer should have more nitrogen (N) than phosphorous (P) or potassium (K). Use at least a 2-1-1 ratio. Miracid Soil Acidifier is a water-soluble product that works well and is a 3-1-1 ratio. In some regions, you may be able to find specialized citrus/avocado fertilizers. In general, buy a good slow-release formula that contains trace minerals like iron, zinc and manganese and apply according to package directions.

Shipping

Shipping Information

To ensure freshness, perishable items are shipped via 2-day delivery from the supplier and are not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow up to one week for delivery.

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