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Q.Can I Grow A Standard Meyer Lemon Tree In A Container And Keep It 6 Feet Tree? What Size Of A Container?

Zone Sacramento, California, zone 9 | joycegrahn added on May 23, 2020 | Answered

It’s in a 4 gallon container and the flowers are gone with some tiny fruits. Some tiny fruits are yellow.

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Answered on May 25, 2020

You can grow them in container. You can keep them short by pruning. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what size it will end up in. That will be up to you, actually!

I can say this, though. Keep it where it is until you see roots growing on top of the soil. This is when you will, either, trim some of the larger roots completely off and replant into the same container, or go to a slightly bigger container. This should only be an inch or two larger on all sides. You can do this until it starts to get too large for your taste. Ideally you want to stop before this, but you will have plenty of time to decide between repottings. They can live years, rootbound, without giving a single fuss.

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