Harvey Lemon Tree
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, OR, TX|
If you live in a colder climate, you might think that growing a lemon tree outdoors is out of the question. But not with a Harvey Lemon Tree. This tree happily withstands temperatures as low as 20 degrees!
Lemons have many health benefits, including supporting heart health and reducing cancer risk. But of course, they’re delicious and versatile, as well. Imagine picking lemons from your backyard tree for drinks, desserts, or salads! Harvey Lemons are particularly desirable, too, with their limited seeds and high juice content. What’s more, this hardy tree even avoids diseases that commonly befall other lemon trees.
The Harvey Lemon Tree will also make an attractive addition to your landscaping. Only reaching a height of about 14 feet without pruning, the tree’s bright green leaves and vibrant fruit create a tropical feeling even in colder places.
With a Harvey Lemon Tree from PlantingTree, you don’t have to wait for your tasty citrus either. Our trees often fruit during the first year -- and continue growing and producing citrus throughout their life!
Ready to make your lemon tree dreams come true? Order your Harvey Lemon Tree today!
My area has below-freezing temperatures. Can I plant my Harvey Lemon Tree outdoors?
The Harvey Lemon Tree can thrive in temperatures down to 20 degrees. But we recommend planting it outdoors only if you live in planting zones 8 through 11.
What are the characteristics of a Harvey Lemon?
This variety is nearly seedless and produces copious amounts of juice.
How big will my Harvey Lemon Tree become?
At maturity, the tree reaches heights of 12 to 14 feet and widths of eight to 10 feet.
Harvey Lemon Trees need six to eight hours of sun per day. Though they can withstand some shade, full sun is better.
What’s more, choose a spot in the ground or in a container that drains well, and mulch around your tree to insulate the roots for winter.
After planting your tree, water it for about five minutes. Afterward, it needs about two to three inches of water twice weekly.
If you plant your tree in a container, make sure not to overwater. Only water if the soil feels dry down to about two inches. Stop watering when the water flows through the pot’s drainage holes.
In the warmer months, fertilize your tree with a citrus-specific fertilizer once every six weeks. Keep fertilizing every two to three months in fall and winter.
To remove dead limbs or thin out the tree, cut the branches at 45-degree angles. What’s more, remove dead wood to ventilate the tree’s center after it finishes fruiting.