Lemon

Lemon 'Four Seasons'

Lemon - Lemon  'Four Seasons'

Common Name: Lemon
Genus: Lemon
Cultivar: 'Four Seasons'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Edible fruit, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to September

  • Position: a sunny patio outside or bright conservatory in winter
  • Soil: moist but well-drained soil. John Innes No2 compost should be used when potting up
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: exceptionally flavoured lemons and deliciously scented flowers.


A remarkable heavy-cropping little tree with glossy dark green leaves and smooth-skinned bright golden fruit with exceptional flavour. This clever variety is unique in that it keeps on producing flowers from spring to autumn so it is possible to have flowers, small un-ripened fruit as well as ready-to-pick lemons on the plant at the same time. One of the hardiest lemon trees available, it can be grown on a sunny patio in summer but will need an unheated conservatory or greenhouse to over-winter.

  • Garden care: Ideally grow in a pot which is easily moved from terrace to conservatory in soil-based compost. Feed every two weeks with a special citrus fertiliser  and pot on or top-dress plants in late winter. Move outside after the risk of frost has passed to a sunny sheltered patio.