Lemon Tree


Citrus limon is the botanical name for the ever popular smooth-skinned lemon that is used extensively in households all around the country.



C. limon originates from Asia, and today it is one of the most widely grown fruit trees in orchards and in the home garden. A robust evergreen tree, the lemon can attain a mature height of around 5 metres. Its leaves are large, leathery and aromatic, and borne on slightly drooping branches with very few thorns. New growth tips are tinged with a distinctive purple colour. White, sweetly scented ­ flowers with a purple blush are produced in abundance at regular intervals throughout the year, ensuring that lemons are available almost all year round.