Lisbon Lemon Tree (Citrus x limon ‘Lisbon’)

Lisbon Lemon Tree

This is the classic sour yellow Lemon, the Lisbon Lemon (Citrus x limon ‘Lisbon’) is the go-to Citrus tree! The Lisbon is a “pucker your kisser and brighten your tea” honest-to-goodness kitchen lemon! When you want a simple, real lemon you have to pick a Lisbon!

This is the lemon you buy in the grocery store. This is the lemon you remember as a kid daring your buddies to eat without making a face. This is the lemon that makes fish sing and lemonade soar. This is the classic sour yellow lemon. Smooth skin that isn’t too thick and easy to peel, and easy to zest. One of the juiciest of all the lemons, Lisbon is great in cooking, juicing and drinking.

Not only will you enjoy a large harvest of delightfully juicy, tart fruit, but also clouds of white blossoms that are fragrant. Plus, glossy green foliage that persists year-round. Lisbon is a beautiful landscaping tree that you’ll certainly be glad you planted in your yard!

Planting and Application:

Creating a mid-sized tree that’s almost columnar in shape – 10-15’ in height but only 4-6’ in width, it’s easy to find a place to tuck this ornamental into established landscapes and orchards. In return, it will beautify your home, add curb appeal, fragrance, and delectable Lemons!

Prune smaller yet for container gardens, allowing you to enjoy these ornamentals anywhere – porch, patio, balcony and rooftops, all can grow their own fruit as long as there is adequate sunshine. Northern gardeners too can pot this tree and keep it as an indoor tropical houseplant!

  • Large Juicy Lemons for All Culinary Needs
  • Produces All Year
  • Narrow Growing Tree-Form
  • Grow Indoors & Out
  • Container & Ornamental Landscape Tree

Tips for Care:

Cold resistant and easy to grow – either in the yard in a forgiving climate or in a pot in the house by a big sunny window anywhere else – Lisbon Lemon has been known to produce year-round for you.

  • Full Sun & Moderate moisture – Let dry out between waterings
  • Fast draining, slightly acidic, organic, enriched soil
  • Provide regular fertilizer
  •’s Garden Blog has great Citrus Tree Care info!
  • Prune in late winter to maintain at any size

Add some flavor to your life and tropical beauty to your landscape! Sometimes you just need the basics!

Lisbon Lemon Tree (Citrus x limon ‘Lisbon’) Details

Common name Lisbon Lemon Tree
Botanical name Citrus x limon 'Lisbon'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 15 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White