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Bush Lemon Tree

Citrus × limon
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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 x jambhiri,Citrus x limon,Citrus x taitensis,Citrus limonia

$19.90 ($17.90-$19.90 choose a size)

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Specifications of Bush Lemon Tree

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, September

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Bush Lemon Tree Reviews & Tips

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Bill Burling
6y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, Australia

Bush Lemon Tree

Fertilize with diluted urine, especially if the fruit is small and brown inside

7y ago

RUNCORN, QLD, Australia

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...

Lesley Phillips
7y ago

Merredin, WA, Australia

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.

Pedro Marin
9y ago

Phoenix, AZ

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.

★★★★★ 10y ago


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

10y ago

Hillside, VIC, Australia, Australia

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.

10y ago

Latrobe Valley , VIC, Australia, Australia

Bush Lemon Tree

Hi just thought I would let you know ,they also grow really well in here in eastern vic

★★★★ 12y ago


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


★★★★★ 12y ago

EDEN, NSW, Australia

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.

★★★ 13y ago

Victoria Point, QLD, Australia

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.

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