Meyer Lemon Improved, Semi-dwarf
The favorite lemon of home gardeners, it bears fruit year around but mostly in spring. Large, rounded fruit has a thin, yellow-orange rind. Flesh is sweeter and less acidic than that of a true lemon. Excellent for use in cooking. Cold hardy, nearly thornless plant makes a great espalier, hedge, or container specimen. When planted in the ground this tree can grow up to ten feet tall. It is more naturally shrub like but can be pruned into a tree.
We recommend applying LGM Cedar Bark a foot wide to prevent weeds and retain moisture. The cedar bark will help insulate the roots and prevents root competition. Cedar mulch has insect repellant qualities because it contains natural cedar oil which can deter termites and certain types of ants. If mulch is applied all the way to the tree trunk it will cause the trunk to rot, make sure that there is about an inch of spacing between the tree trunk and the mulch.
We also recommend growing Yarrow under fruit trees, it is said to enhance fruit production. The roots mine the subsoil for potassium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, and magnesium making it a nutrient rich mulch. Yarrow also is considered a cover crop and assists building up the soil, mining for minerals, breaking up compacted soil, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. You can plant Yarrow plants around the trees, seed the soil before mulching, or chop up the leaves to create a mulch.
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