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Citrus jambhiri 'Rough lemon' (Rough lemon, bush lemon)

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Plant description

The rough lemon tree is a large evergreen shrub to small tree. It has glossy green dense thorny foliage, perfumed white flowers, followed by rough, nobbly fruit. It is used as the understock for grafting onto, so can sometimes outgrow the grafted citrus. The fruit is low on juice, but is very strongly lemon flavoured, as is the rind. It is very hardy.

Citrus thrive in a sunny, humid environment, and have a low frost tolerance. They grow best on well drained, fertile soil with regular watering. If they go through dryness at flowering time, they can drop the developing fruit. Prone to a few pests and diseases, they do need regular attention. 

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: not specified

Scent

Lemons have a tangy citrus fragrance

Plant size

Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6-8

Diseases

Scale, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bug), borer, whitefly

Disorders

Sooty mould

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Citrus fertiliser applied regularly.

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