Meyer Lemon (Citrus x Meyeri) is a small tree that only grows up to 10-20 feet and is relatively hardy, able to tolerate cold temperatures down to the low 30s F. It is adapted to most temperate climates and can withstand both full sun and a little bit of shade. It prefers to be watered consistently and can be fertilized during the growing season.
The Meyer lemon is known for its fragrant, off-white flowers, making it an excellent ornamental and garden attraction. Not only does it attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies, but the Meyer lemon itself is edible as well. Its fruit has many healthy benefits and is widely used in recipes around the world. It can produce over 50 fruits in a given year and is widely used for culinary, medicinal, and dietary purposes. Its juice is widely used for salad dressings and marinades, while its rind is often used to flavor candles, while its zest is used to flavor numerous recipes.
In terms of plant care, Meyer lemons need to be grown in a pot in colder regions and given moderate water. Mulching helps keep weeds down and should be done several times a year. Pruning can be used to control sizes and shapes. As for its health benefits, Meyer lemons have several documented ethnomedical uses and are on the list of the most healthful fruits. Its juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as potassium and magnesium, and it also contains anti-inflammatory properties when consumed raw.