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Scientific Name: Citrus limon (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: SIT-russ LYE-mun
Common Name: lemon
Family Name: Rutaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves ovate, usually with serrated leaf margins; flowers white, very fragrant; fruit a green-yellow lemon. Some images may be of another hybrid which has winged petioles.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, South Asia / India (most likely a hybrid - possibly of C. medica x C. aurantiifolia)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Hybrids shown or on campus may include Meyer lemon (C. limon × C. reticulata), and Ponderosa lemon (C. limon × C. medica); fruit can form any month and has a thicker, bumpier rind.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: Winged petioles

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month

Fruit Type: Hesperidium
Fruit Colour: Yellow
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Dark Grey, Dark brown
Organ Modifications: Spines

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Mold, Scale insects,
Specific Pests: Penicillium
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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