With fruit eaten straight from the tree as sweet as lemonade this is actually a hybrid between a lemon and a mandarin. The edible Citrus limon - Lemonade fruit looks like a lemon but is a lot sweeter, and can be broken into segments more like an orange. Perfect for sugar-free lemonade drinks!
Height: 7 metres.
Width: 4 metres.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Foliage: Light to dark green with glossy texture
Tolerances: Citrus limon - Lemonade likes moist, well-drained soil with neutral ph level. Thrives under part shade to full sun.
Landscape use: This small bushy tree is perfectly suited to growing in containers, and fruits well over a long period.
Care: Citrus trees are gross feeders - that means they need to be fed in July, November and March with a good citrus and fruit tree fertiliser. Give them 125 grams for every year of the tree’s age at each of the applications. But when the tree gets to about 10 years old or older it needs 1 1/4 kg of fertiliser. Spread the fertiliser evenly around the drip zone, water in and the tree will power away.
Even with regular fertilising the leaves might still show symptoms of iron deficiency. This is evident when the leaf veins stand out dark green and the tissue between turns a pale green, yellow or even white. To correct this and other deficiencies, add trace element mixture around the base of tree.
If the Citrus limon - Lemonade fruits are sour there is a simple way to sweeten them. Sprinkle about six handfuls of sulphate of potash around the tree and then water in with two teaspoons of Epsom salts mixed into 10 litres of water.
We stock or can source the following pot sizes
25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)
33cm pots - $130
45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330
SUPER ADVANCED TREES
100 litre bags - $450
150 litre bags - $550
FIELD GROWN TREES
(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter)
3m+ with large developed canopy - $450
Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Transport to Melbourne:
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.
Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs
For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.
Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.
Nursery Opening Hours:
Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm