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Citrus x limon

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Citrus limona
Phonetic Spelling
SI-trus LEE-mown
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Lemon is an artificial hybrid citrus that produces bright yellow fruits.  It must be brought inside in North Carolina as it will not survive the winter.  It will also struggle to produce fruits.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant may cause contact dermatitis in some people.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Meyer'
Tags:
#evergreen#yellow fruits#edible fruits#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#contact dermatitis
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Meyer'
Tags:
#evergreen#yellow fruits#edible fruits#evergreen tree#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#contact dermatitis
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Citrus
    Species:
    limon
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Houseplant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential dermatitis. The fruit is edible, skins and plant material can cause problems.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Essential oils and psoralens, geraniol, citral and d-limonene
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes