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Dwarf Genoa Italian Lemon Citrus Tree

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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 citrus tree arrives ready for transplanting into the ground, a planter or a decorative container (wooden planter shown not included). 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.
  • Three-year old tree arrives fully rooted in a black plastic pot and is 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.
Use & Care

Additional Information

  • Tree is approx. 3 years old at time of shipment.
  • Tree arrives fully rooted in a black plastic pot.
  • Please water tree immediately upon arrival.


Whether planting in a container or in the ground, plant the tree so the root collar (crown roots) shows above the soil line. The soil line in the pot as you recieved it should remain the soil line after planting. 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.


Shipping Information

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

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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Came with Spider Mites I received this tree as a wedding gift and was extremely excited about it. However, my tree soon started to lose leaves steadily over the last month and I couldn't figure out why. Tried changing the lighting and watering and re-potted in a bigger pot. Turns out that my tree came infested with spider mites that are killing the tree. Very disappointed with my tree, hopefully I can prevent the infestation from killing it.
    Date published: 2018-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,my tree. My brother in law is baby sitting my lemon tree and he loves it.
    Date published: 2017-03-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's an OK tree. For the cost, I think the tree is somewhat disappointing. The first one I received clearly had a leaf miner issue. But it was sent to me anyway. The second tree that I received -- a month later -- was better. But barely 2 feet tall and did not have a straight trunk. The branches were a bit haphazard and the tree overall was a bit lopsided, so disappointing. Definitely not at all like the picture -- or even close. On the plus side, Williams Sonoma customer service was outstanding in correcting the problem with the first tree; and I purchased this on sale with free shipping. But I wouldn't order again. The thing is, these come from Four Wind Growers, which is a reputable place. Perhaps because the tree was discounted, they send inferior ones.
    Date published: 2016-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect little tree It arrived in perfect condition- beautiful and healthy
    Date published: 2016-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking tree I'm very pleased with my purchase and I'm looking forward to buying another fruit tree within the next months. I can't wait to see its flowers and then lemons. I placed my dwarf lemon tree near a sunny window and so far it is happy and doing well. I received my lemon tree carefully packaged and it arrived on time.
    Date published: 2016-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A picture is worth 1000 words!! I will let my picture do the talking. My tree arrived in the middle of a snow storm. I was actually terrified to open the box. To my surprise the tree was packaged beautifully and was in excellent condition! To my double surprise, this is the first time in my life that a tree I ordered was as big and beautiful as pictured. You will not be disappointed! I can't wait till it blossoms in the spring.
    Date published: 2016-01-23
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  • I love the box it is pictured in ... is that included in the price and if not how much more?

    Asked by: Heather
    Hi Heather, This tree arrives fully rooted in a black plastic pot. Sorry, we do not offer the wooden planter for purchase.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-08

    I noticed you have several lemon trees available for sale and am confused on which one to buy, i plan to keep the tree potted (in a large pot) on my front patio on Long Island in New York. Can this tree live in the winter or New York?

    Asked by: GuyM
    Hi GuyM, 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. We don't recommend keeping this tree on your front patio in the winter.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-08-23

    Can I keep it in the pot it comes in?

    Asked by: Kenz32
    Hi Kenz32, Yes, but only for a little while as it will grow to 4'–8' high, 3'–4' wide in a pot. Therefore, you will need to replant this in a larger pot as it grows to accommodate the roots.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-07-22

    What is the dimension of the black pot the tree comes in? I want to put this in a crate within the pot?

    Asked by: Judy
    Hi Judy, Our trees arrive in a standard 12” diameter planter’s pot, also known as a “5 gallon” pot/bucket.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-05-22
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