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The American Wonder Lemon ‘Ponderosa’ (Citrus limon)

The American Wonder Lemon ‘Ponderosa’ (Citrus limon)

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2.5" Pot Size
79 in stock
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Cannot be shipped to TX, FL, AZ, CA

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The American Wonder Lemon ‘Ponderosa’ (Citrus limon)
Here is the promise of charm and practicality in a single package. Meet Citrus limon ‘Ponderosa,’ The American Wonder Lemon. This plant will astonish all who receive it with both its beauty and unusual habit. The fun begins when the heavy surge of fragrant white flowers emerge each spring. Then tiny lemons appear. Wonder Lemons have the reputation for not knowing when “enough is enough.” They continue to grow to enormous proportions, often up to 5 lbs, even though the plant remains an easily manageable size.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Intermittent
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 1-3'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 50
Plant Type Fragrant

Container Grown Citrus

Keep the root systems healthy and active. A period of dryness helps stimulate flowers and fruiting. Mimic Florida’s climate- wet summers and dry fall/winters.

Most important for potted citrus:

• Full sun and high light. The more the better.
• For faster growth and an active root system,
   grow them warm.

• Do not over pot.
• Grow in clay pots for optimum root health.
• Fertilize spring through fall. 
• High light aids in flowering and fruiting.
• Fertilize in growing season 1-2 times a month.
• Water when the soil is visually dry or at first signs of wilt.

  1. Healthy Plant Review by Becky
    How do you rate this product?

    I am thrilled to find a nursery that sells the Ponderosa Lemon. Many years ago I had one I kept in a pot. It had the largest lemons I'd ever seen. This plant arrived healthy and well packaged. Thanks! (Posted on 3/17/2015)

  2. The Gem of the Citrus Family Review by Ze
    How do you rate this product?

    During my first visit, I was astounded by the size of the fruit this plant bears--it's simply incredible. I did some research on the plant and noted it first came about in the late 1800s. Needless to say, I was astounded to find that the mother plant was 100+ years old too! The plant that I purchased has vigorously grown over the past few months and having it be from one of the first known plants in existence it is a quaint story that you can tell friends! (Posted on 1/27/2015)

  3. This is a fun plant Review by G Lowden
    How do you rate this product?

    I purchased this plant about a year ago and kept it in the house under a grow light for about 8 months waiting to get around to erecting a
    greenhouse. What did it do indoors ? At 10' tall it fruited a baseball sized lemon. It eventually made it's way to the greenhouse and the
    lemon was now the size of a grapefruit, the plant still under 12". I am a novice at growing and a friend convinced me to remove the lemon
    and give the plant a chance to become more established. It does look healthier since removing the lemon. If this is any indication of things
    to come, I will be making a lot of lemonade. (Posted on 10/18/2014)