Citrus volkameriana



Citrus volkameriana is a citrus producing round lemon-like fruits which for all intents to us should be treated as rather tasty lemons.  Technically Citrus volkameriana is a hybrid, some say a cross with a lemon and orange others a lemon and a citron.  I’m not sure but what I can tell you is that Citrus volkameriana is fast growing, free flowering and fruiting and generally easy to grow compared to a ‘normal’ lemon. Hardiness too is improved with plants capable of withstanding frosts down to -5 degrees C.

Worth a try outside in the UK?  Maybe if you have a very sheltered garden and perhaps a south or west facing wall.  For most of us I’d suggest growing outdoors in a container protecting during the worst of winter in a cool conservatory or glasshouse.

Use ericaceous compost and regular feeds of dilute seaweed feed or citrus fertilizer.  Citrus volkameriana can easily be pruned to shape too.

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.


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