Meyer Lemon

ruthzNovember 22, 2013

Is it normal for a Meyer Lemon to bloom this time of year?

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southofsa

Ruth- can't say whether it's normal or not, but has happened to me more than once. Seems to happen more on the side of the tree facing the house which is brick and usually after there's been a late warm spell. They drop off when it turns colder. Don't know if it makes a difference, but mine is in the ground.

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 9:49PM
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seamommy(7bTX)

Since citrus trees are tropicals they will bloom year round when conditions are right. You'll also see ripening fruit while the tree is in bloom.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 10:21PM
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cynthianovak

Mine that was cut back to the roots and regrew all year is covered in big fat buds. The kumquats are covered in fruit...and in the garage as of right now, and have tiny white bits that will be buds soon.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 11:36PM
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Lin barkingdogwoods

When I lived in Florida, the blooming of the citrus was 'the' sign that spring was here! They didn't really bloom the rest of the year, just the flush in the spring, unless they were fooled into it by the changeable weather.

Of course YMMV, especially if the citrus is potted.

Lin

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 10:28AM
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merrybookwyrm

Got my fingers crossed for your lemon, and for all other citrus in the area. :(

    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 11:31AM
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bluegirl_gw

When I lived sw of Houston, kept a lot of citrus in pots. They bloom anytime, but winter was the big time. The loquat in the ground, too.

On mild days when I'd lift the plastic off the winter hoop houses the fragrance was intoxicating.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 11:45AM
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bossyvossy

also from sw Houston. This fall I had citrus blossoms, amaryllises blooming and blooms on sweet bell pepper plants.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 9:49PM
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gwrace

Mine produced a huge crop of lemons last fall. It is now in full blossom with the honey bees enjoying the nectar. It is in our greenhouse along with lime, orange, moringa, papaya, fig dragon fruit and guava trees. Most in full bloom.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 4:33PM
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