Cocktail Tree (Citrus limon ‘Meyer Improved’, Citrus x aurantiifolia)

Cocktail Tree

Two of your favorite fruit combined onto one tree! The Cocktail Tree (Citrus limon ‘Meyer Improved’, Citrus × aurantiifolia) combines two of our favorite Citrus into one tree! The Improved Dwarf Meyer’s Lemon and the Mexican Key Lime trained to grow together as one!

Imagine the pies, drinks and preserves you’ll be able to enjoy from this unique combo tree! Easy to grow and mid-sized, you’ll see fruit within just a couple of years after planting since these great trees fruit between 3-5 years of age!

Fragrant white blossoms perfume the air and soon you’ll see your fruit developing amid the glossy green foliage! Enjoy both limes and lemons throughout the year for all your sweet and savory recipes and drinks!

Planting and Application:

These are easy to grow ornamental landscaping trees! Cocktail Trees are best in any sunny site, in both front or back yard gardens! When maintained smaller, these trees can easily fit into container gardens both indoors and out!

Tuck into any porch and balcony garden or into any existing orchard for some space-saving variety. Citrus trees are lovely to adorn your garden beds and landscape because of their many ornamental qualities!

  • Fragrant white blooms & glossy green foliage
  • Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon & Key Lime grafted into one tree
  • Mid-sized tree but can be pruned smaller
  • Lovely landscaping tree for front and back, formal and informal gardens!
  • Kept smaller as a tropical houseplant or container plant on patios and porches

Tips for Care:

Grafted trees need just a touch of extra pampering. Provide them a very sunny area with plenty of direct sunlight for the most fruit. Citrus like to dry out between waterings and do not like soggy soil at all!

  • Full sun and moderate moisture
  • Prune to size in late winter & provide regular fertilizer
  • Always remove any dead, diseased branching and any shoots coming up by the roots
  • See NatureHills.com’s Garden Blog for Citrus Tree Care information!

We love dual-purpose edible landscape plants that not just look beautiful in our gardens, but also give us delicious fruit! So why not add a Cocktail Tree that has double the types of fruit as well!

Cocktail Tree (Citrus limon ‘Meyer Improved’, Citrus x aurantiifolia) Details

Common name Cocktail Tree
Botanical name Citrus limon 'Meyer Improved', Citrus x aurantiifolia
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone Outdoors 9-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White