New Zealand Lemon Tree (Citrus limon x reticulata ‘New Zealand Lemonade’)

New Zealand Lemon Tree

It’s funny how some things happen. Take the New Zealand Lemon Tree (Citrus limon x reticulata ‘New Zealand Lemonade’) for instance – you’d be hard-pressed to find a backyard in New Zealand without one of these easy-to-grow, easy-to-care-for trees. But try to buy one in your local nursery and they’ll look at you and reckon you’re suss. (Kiwi translation – “Think you’re suspicious.”)

We have searched far and wide to be able to offer you these great little Citrus trees. It wasn’t easy, but we now have a supplier and are ready to unleash this awesome Kiwi goodness to the states.

Why did we go to all the trouble? One taste and you’ll understand. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably curse New Zealand for keeping this a secret for so long!

Planting and Application:

In its native land, they simply call this tree ‘lemonade’. The juice is so sweet that all you have to do is squeeze it into a glass and add ice. No sugar needed!

Beyond its infinite uses in the kitchen, New Zealand Lemon trees are gorgeous ornamentals! Mid-sized and able to be maintained smaller yet, you’ll love this glossy evergreen tree in your landscape! Fragrant white blossoms tempt every pollinator around to drop by for a visit!

  • Heavy-bearing fruit tree
  • Fruit tastes like lemonade – delicious fresh or juiced
  • New on the market, so it’s sure to sell out!
  • Ornamental tree with white blooms & evergreen foliage
  • Cooking, marmalade, beverages & desserts

Tips for Care:

Plant these easy-care trees in full sun and provide moderate moisture and you’ll receive a bounty in return! Minimal maintenance and fuss, any sunny site, indoors or out, in the ground or container, will suit your New Zealand Lemon just fine! These tolerate partial shade, but you’ll have a smaller crop.

  • Easy to grow
  • Let dry out between waterings & provide full sun
  • Check out our YouTube channel for Citrus Pruning – best done in late winter!
  • Set up a consistent Fertilizing schedule
  • Slightly acidic, very well-drained, enriched soil for best results

If you live where the New Zealand Lemon Tree thrives, you shouldn’t wait any longer to buy this. We will probably sell out fast once word starts getting around. And you might want to buy a large dog or a feisty kangaroo to protect your tree, because your neighbors will be tempted to “share” your bounty. Trust us, this is fair dinkum (the real deal)!

New Zealand Lemon Tree (Citrus limon x reticulata ‘New Zealand Lemonade’) Details

Common name New Zealand Lemon Tree
Botanical name Citrus limon x reticulata 'New Zealand Lemonade'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 8-10
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 12 ft.
Width 5 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White