Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Dwarf Lemon Tree Seeds
You can grow dwarf lemon trees in the ground in zones nine and 10. If you live further north, put it in a large pot so you can bring it inside when the temperatures begin to drop.
This tree will grow to be about 10-feet tall if you do not prune it. If you prune it, then it is easy to keep this tree in the 3-to-4-foot range.
This tree will grow to be between 4-and-6-feet wide when planted outside in ideal growing conditions.
This sun-loving tree loves to be planted in sandy soil. The soil should have a pH balance between 5.5 and 6.5. Make sure that it stays moist. The leaves on this tree will droop if it is getting too much or too little water.
White fragrant flowers appear in the spring and again in the fall. If you keep this tree indoors, then it may have blooms on it all the time. When kept indoors, you must pollinate the tree if you want fruit to appear. Take a dry paintbrush and carefully move it across each flower, like you were painting them. Do not wash the paintbrush until you have pollinated each flower. This tree also benefits from being fertilized regularly.
During the third year, your dwarf lemon tree may start putting on fruit. The thin-skinned fruit will appear orange in color. The fruit will look egg-yolk orange when ripe, and it will be soft to the touch. If you keep your tree indoors during the winter or all the time, it may take up to a year for the fruit to ripen. Use a knife or scissors to cut the fruit off the tree, or you may damage the plant.
The dwarf lemon tree is a beautiful tree that has green leaves all the time. While it can be grown outdoors in Texas, Florida, and other locations where it stays warm, you can also grow this tree indoors. This sun-loving tree produces excellent tasting fruit in its third year that may take a year to develop.