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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    As with the other tropicals grown at Mount Vernon, the lemons are grown in pots so that they can be moved into a greenhouse for the winter.

    Latin Name

    Citrus limon


    Family

    Rutaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 20'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree
  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

    Washington received a lemon tree in 1784 from Margaret Tilghman Carroll of Baltimore.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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