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BUSH LEMON TREE

Bush LemonBotanical Name: Citrus jambhiri
Description

This naturalized lemon grows wild in subtropical Australia. They are very hardy, have a thick skin with a true lemon flavour. Grows to about 4m in a sunny position. The skin makes a good zest for cooking.

Other Names: Citrus
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

June, July, August, September

 

Question & Answer

Hi , Does this trees fruit have lemon juice same as a standard lemon tree or just the skin is the lemon flavour ? From: BROULEE NSW

Yes I think the juice is the same as a lemon. It is unique so it will not be exactly the same but yes to lemon flavour. It is recognised by it's very rough skin unlike the smooth skin of a bred lemon variety.

Customer Comments on Bush Lemon Tree

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Bush Lemon Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Bush Lemon Tree

Hi just thought I would let you know ,they also grow really well in here in eastern vic | Lorraine - Latrobe Valley , VIC 26-Aug-2013

Bush Lemon Tree

My bush lemon tree grows in the front yard and with a little fertiliser once or twice a year it has plenty of lemons almost year round. Don't have to do anything else as it seems to like Victorian weather. | Lorraine - Hillside, VIC 17-Oct-2013

Bush Lemon Tree

Extremely hardy. It grows exceptionally well in the sunny and hot weather of Arizona. Make sure to give plenty of water and it will produce bountiful lemons in a couple of years. | Pedro Marin - Phoenix, AZ 29-May-2014

Bush Lemon Tree

This tree has grown huge during winter rain lots of beautiful fruit. Grew after fire. Good shade tree. Thought it was growing without being a rafted lemon tree. | Lesley Phillips - Merredin, WA 18-Jul-2016

Bush Lemon Tree

Fertilize with diluted urine, especially if the fruit is small and brown inside | Bill Burling - Coffs Harbour, NSW 07-Sep-2017
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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Allybanana's Edible Fruits
Update: 221 days 5hrs

Comments: - It is tough, grown on its own rootstock this tree gets bigger than grafted varieties and has some drought tolerance, we get fruit all year, even during drought. The fruit is a good quality lemon for home use. I have seedlings for swap.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 1970

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: weeeeee!!!

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Organic Status:Organic


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Bush Lemon Tree

Charlesstillcantspell1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3193 days 2hrs

Comments: -

x2 to be grafted or remove 1. Provides bland but juicey lemons fine for lemon juice. Being utlised for shade and grafting potential as they were on the block and rampant when I bought in 2003.


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling)

YogiandCheri1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3296 days 8hrs

Comments: -

I collected the seeds from a bush lemon that my mother brought over one day (from her neighbour's tree). I had given up on them coming up, and then at the first sign of warm weather, there they were!


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Bush Lemon Tree

SimplersJoy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3168 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Free standing. May dig up and return to pot to make space for other trees

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling)

WildBuna's Edible Fruits
Update: 1432 days 1hrs

Comments: - Never stops fruiting. The fruit is a little too sweet for a lemon but great for Lemonade.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Bush Lemon Tree

Daisyetta's Edible Fruits
Update: 2571 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Regrowth after fires destroyed garden 2001. Produces good rough lemons.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bush Lemon Tree 6/10

EdibleKingdomofKylie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2842 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Used to eat them skin and all as a kid, took me ages to find one. Planted it in my front yard on the fence line to keep people out - love those thorns.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Bush Lemon Tree

Peter4's Edible Fruits
Update: 3314 days 10hrs

Comments: -

No logical reason, all adjacent fruit trees are OK. Seemingly root disease.


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2941 days 9hrs

Comments: - Something peels the lemons and leaves the fruit hanging in the tree.

Question: Why are there not Bush Mandarins, or Bush Oranges?


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Bush Lemon Tree

Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 3342 days 15hrs

Comments: -

local bushfood


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Bush Lemon Tree 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2561 days 4hrs

Comments: -

tree is doing really well but has lots of thorns. I cut it right back after a bout of citrus leaf miner.

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Feedingtimeatthezoo's Edible Fruits
Update: 1740 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Hardy tree, prolific fruiter, nice non-acid light lemon flavoured juice and lovely sweet rind.

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 1995

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Bush Lemon Tree

Superstar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1548 days 13hrs

Comments: - I don't think soil is much good. We only have a very small yard. We have very clay soil.


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Bush Lemon Tree (Seedling) 1/10

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 88 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Tried but DIED.


I still don't know what happened to my wee bahbee Bush Lemon. After my disappointment in my Finger Lime, a friend told me I had tried the wrong native citrus, and Bush Lemon was the way to go- like a normal lemon, but hardier in our heat.


It struggled from day one, and hated every single spot I put it in. Hated full sun, hated part sun, hated shade. Hated lots of water, hated barely moist, hated dry. Damn thing lasted a few months as a sickly looking thing, and then as soon as summer rolled around it just... died? Straight to dropping every leaf and becoming a dead stick.


I've since planted a few natives into the garden, and having learnt what I have about our natives and their soil needs, I'm actually wondering if my soil was too rich. I'd really like to try Bush Lemon again, but perhaps in the ground, and with minimal soil amendments. Maybe some more research is required?


Made me sad to lose this one. I plan to try again some day.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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