Lemon Tree

Why we love Vivi

The fruit will be green during the British summer, but fear not, she’s still pure sunshine.

Bright light
Easy care
The patch promise

She loves to be outside when it’s hot, but doesn’t like the cold. Move her inside in winter, so she can stay warm until summer.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Citrus limon


Lemon tree

Plant type

Outdoor evergreen

Plant height (including pot)


Pet/child safe?

Mildly toxic to pets

Nursery pot size


About lemon trees

A lemon tree is a great way to bring some colour to your patio or balcony. Lemon trees now grow all over the world, but it’s thought that it originated in India. It was introduced to Europe by those ever industrious ancient Romans and has been a popular indoor and outdoor plant for centuries. 

There aren’t many citrus trees that will produce fruit in a typical British climate, but a lemon tree that’s well looked after will fruit around October. Don't be alarmed if the fruit is green, it will ripen after some time in the sun.

It requires relatively little care. Keep its soil lightly moist, feed it once per month in spring and summer, and prune it lightly each year to keep it a nice bushy shape. Remember this is a sun-loving plant, so it won’t enjoy being out in really cold temperatures in winter (it's not keen on anything below about 10°C). Bring it inside and enjoy it as an indoor plant until the weather gets nice and warm, probably in about May or June.

Your plant will arrive in a nursery pot (the plastic pot it’s been growing in). There’s no need to remove it from this. Just place the whole thing inside a decorative pot. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. 

Did you know?

19.4 million tonnes of lemons are produced around the world each year.

Need a pot? Fits great in: