The Bush Lemon is a hardy, robust tree (often used as a rootstock) producing a heavy crop of fruit. The fruit has thick, wrinkly, knobbly skin and both the juice and zest can be used as you would a traditional lemon.
One of the key reasons the Bush Lemon is a firm favourite in the family garden or orchard is that the fruit has high levels of pectin, making it ideal if you also like making preserves. The tree is also well-known for having thorns/spikes that grow along its branches; these are part of the trees defence system against pests.
Read more at our Citrus Fruiting Months page.
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- Scientific Name
- Citrus Jambhiri 'Bush Lemon'
- Purchase Height
- 2-3.5 feet
- Maximum Height
- 2 - 4 metres
- Pot Size
- 4 Litres
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is becoming established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Yes, it will grow well in large pots.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
1-2 years after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.