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Dwarf Bare-Root Meyer Lemon Tree

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Sweeter, juicier and more fragrant than ordinary lemons, Meyer lemons can be used as a garnish for cocktails, tossed into a stir-fry to provide a citrusy zing, grated over dishes or eaten right off the tree. Our bare-root tree arrives ready to plant in a pot on the terrace or a sunny spot in your garden.

  • Grow indoors in all zones, outdoors in zones with light frost conditions.
  • Bare-root tree, 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 white flowers with a delicate, tropical fragrance and sunny yellow fruit that's sweeter than other types of lemon.
  • In good conditions, will flower in spring and fall, fruit in winter and summer.
  • Grown in USA.
  • Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment to FL, TX, AZ.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Tree is approx. 18"–24" tall at time of shipment.
  • Tree arrives in a 10" plastic nursery container and can be left in that container for up to one year, or re-potted into a 12"–14" decorative container of your choice. Be sure the decorative container provides adequate drainage.
Use & Care


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Small, Medium and Large will be shipped from our warehouse by UPS to arrive within five business days of our receiving your order.  

Extra Large will be shipped directly from the manufacturer and is not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow up to one to two weeks for delivery.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size tree I bought the lemon tree about a month ago, after not being able to find one locally last spring. I arrived quickly and was packed well. It was not bare root, but in a plastic pot - a mix of sand, peat moss and dirt - so I have not replanted. It arrived with blooms, which have since faded. I am hoping to see some lemons start to form soon. It is a small tree, but has a nice shape to it, and it is currently in our sunroom.
    Date published: 2019-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Lemons We have several patio fruit trees and this one is by far the happiest - very prolific (up to 20 fruit at a time after two years), the most bug resistant and holds onto its leaves best when it’s indoors for the winter. The only downside is that the tree takes up more sideways space than I expected - it tends to grow outwards more than upwards, despite ongoing shaping.
    Date published: 2018-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m obsessed I decided to not Do a review until I had the plant for a while because I wanted to give an honest review. I got mine about back in June, so about 4 months ago. I have made sure to not over/under water(I bought a meter cheap from Menards), give it proper sunlight, use the right soil (I potted mine so I could bring it in during the winter), and use essential oils/plant food to care for it. This little plant is flourishing. We have 7 lemons on this little, dwarf tree. I would buy it again in a heart beat.
    Date published: 2018-10-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do NOT Buy I bought this last week and it arrived dead. Such poor service for a product that I didn’t even get a chance to use.
    Date published: 2018-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baby Lemons Already! I bought this tree about 2 months ago, and I already have baby lemon buds all over the tree! The tree was wonderfully packaged, and arrived healthy with tons of greens leaves. I followed the directions to immediately plant the tree and it’s been a wonderful experience.
    Date published: 2018-02-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tree died within 48 hours!!! Let me start by saying I LOVE Williams Sonoma, and have never had a problem with anything that I have ever ordered online or purchased in store, until I bought this lemon tree... After seeing this beautiful tree in the catalog, I ordered and was so excited to get it. The tree was delivered to me on Friday 2/2/18. When I opened it, it looked a little smaller than I anticipated, and also on the sickly side. First thing Saturday 2/3 morning I got it into a pot with special soil recommended for citrus trees. Sunday morning 2/4 I woke up to shriveled leaves and leaves on the floor. Monday 2/5 it looked worse. Most of the leaves are yellow, dried and crisp and fall to the floor at the touch. Very disappointed in this expensive purchase which is non-returnable. I understand lemon trees may be difficult to maintain, but having this tree for less than 48 hours before I will ultimately have to toss it, is very sad. Buyer beware!
    Date published: 2018-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Bought this because we do not have much room for a big tree in the ground, and I read this will even do well in a pot. We bought it in the fall of 2014, and my husband was worried the first year because it wasn't getting really big or getting lemons. But now, it is quite large and has tons of wonderful meyer lemons; you know, those lemons they say that have been kissed by a tangerine; just lovely. I did follow good care to plant in the ground (a small planter) with specific instructions for meyer lemons; which were specific to soil drainage. After the right products and initial planting, it's doing great. It did not get fruit the first year, but did a lot of growing. After that, we have gotten fruit all year around thereafter.
    Date published: 2016-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lovely little tree! We admired our friends' potted lemon tree but were unable to find a Meyer lemon tree in our local nurseries. If you dont know Meyer lemons, they are the BEST. Who would have guessed that we could find one at Williams Sonoma?!? A beautiful thriving little 3 year old tree arrived. This was not some scrawny little stick. We planted it in a pot and hope it will flourish indoors. It is mid-autumn now and we do not expect fruit til next summer. Wish us luck!
    Date published: 2015-10-15
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  • Hi! What size pot can you plant this in? Will it fit in one  that is 18” wide and 18” deep?

    Asked by: Tracey303
    Hi Tracey303, This arrives from the nursery, in a 12” diameter x 12” high planters pot. You can run into problems if the pot is too large for the plant’s current size. When soil present is abundant and not enough roots to take up the water, it can retain moisture for too long and cause root rots that can ultimately kill the plant. For best results, plan on moving up in 2” increments every couple of years until it reaches maturity. Repot sooner if you notice roots escaping from the drainage holes. If it is rootbound when you change containers, perform root pruning by using a box cutter or other sharp instrument to score along the sides of the root ball and remove the mass of roots. This will stimulate new root growth and keep the plant healthier.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-07-15

    Tree did not arrive as pictured (with the light packing, tied in a plastic bag), but in a plastic pot with maybe a peat moss? Wanted to be sure I needed to repot using soil. 

    Asked by: ama0704
    Hi ama0704, Thank you for the callout. The supplier confirmed that the lemon tree is now shipped in a plastic container with soil and that you do not need to do any replanting unless you would like a more decorative container. We'll be updating the image on the product page shortly.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-02-26
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