Finally, my Meyer lemon tree is starting to deliver. That's as close as I'm going to get to a citrus grove, but I'll take it. Not everyone can grow citrus trees outdoors, but if you can, there are few trees as beautiful, fragrant and rewarding. It's amazing how many types of citrus there are. Our Trees and Shrubs Guide, Venessa Richins, has 15 of them profiled in her citrus photo gallery.
Some citrus can withstand a touch of freezing temperatures quite well and December is generally a good time to plant citrus trees in mild climates. Check here to see if your area is suitable for growing citrus fruit. The rest of us will have to settle for a potted Meyer lemon or maybe just some lemon scented plants, I guess.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti